I cannot do this alone…

I recently came across this prayer by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and it seemed appropriate for anyone who is struggling  -with prayer, concentration, loneliness, restlessness, bitterness, confusion – with just being human!

It is called I Cannot Do This Alone… and thanks be to God… we don’t have to!

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 men.

Lord whatever this day may bring,
Your name be praised.

Amen

Picture is ‘ocean of possibility’ by Jonny Baker on Flicker

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