Thursday, January 13, 2011

Deliver Us from Fear

O, Lord, we beseech thee to deliver us from the fear of the unknown future; from fear of failure; from fear of poverty; from fear of bereavement; from fear of loneliness; from fear of sickness and pain; from fear of age; and from fear of death. Help us, O Father, by thy grace to love and fear thee only, fill our hearts with cheerful courage and loving trust in thee; through our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.

~Akanu Ibaim, Nigeria

Ibaim, Akanu. "Deliver Us from Fear of the Unknown." An African Prayer Book. Ed. Desmond Tutu. NY: Doubleday, 1995. 104.