A Prayer For The Morning, And For Times of Distress And Crisis

Apr 18, 2023

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.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You were poor
And in distress, a captive and forsaken as I am.
You know all man’s troubles;
You abide with me
When all men fail me;
You remember and seek me;
It is Your will that I should know You
And turn to You.
Lord, I hear Your call and follow;
Help me.

Amen.

From Letters and Papers from Prison, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a collection of notes and correspondence covering the period from his arrest in 1943 to his execution by the Gestapo in 1945.

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