Saturday, October 18, 2008

I Cannot do this Alone

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

2 comments:

Rod Draper said...

Thank you very much Gary for including this prayer here. I have now included it in the material I use for my daily devotions. There are some echoes here of Habakkuk 3 which I will be preaching about on Sunday.

revheard said...

Glad you found it helpful Rod. Bonhoeffer speaks from a dark place, yet always with the light of hope.