From the desk blotter: a prayer by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Another in a series of quotes, quips and prayers that encourage and inspire me. From my desk blotter to your computer screen… 🙂


Sunrise in December

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

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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