Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Whatever this day may bring...

Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
O God, early in the morning I cry to you.
Help me to pray,
and to concentrate my thoughts on you:
I cannot do this alone.

In me there is darkness,
But with you there is light;
I am lonely,
but you do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart,
but with you there is help;
I am restless,
but with you there is peace.
In me there is bitterness,
but with you there is patience;
I do not understand your ways,
but you know the way for me ...

Restore me to liberty,
And enable me so to live now
that I may answer before you and before me.
Lord, whatever this day may bring,
Your name be praised.
Found in Prayers of the Martyrs, compiled and translated by Duane W.H. Arnold, and with a foreword by Madeleine L'Engle.

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