Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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 to live now
That I may answer before you and before me.
Lord, whatever this day may bring,
Your name be praised.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

4 comments:

the reverend mommy said...

Prayers for Sue and Net.

Juniper said...

You are all in my prayers these days. Apologies for missing yesterday - we are having some Computer Confusion around here, which now seems to be resolved.

Please continue to hold in prayer my friend, whose mother is still recovering from stroke, and it is not clear yet what the longterm effects may be.

Rejoicing with Songbird on rolled shoulders.

Praying for Sue.

Grieving with the people of Knoxville TN.

Mary Beth said...

Praying for all, especially Sue.

Songbird said...

A day late to this prayer, but praying all the same for those in need.