Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Wednesday Words

I read the following prayer at the beggining of the week. It resonated with me because it reflected feelings that I have felt. I was humbled to discover the prayer's author and when the prayer was prayed. I have read this prayer many times this week. It prods my prayerful heart. I am not going through a serious trial but I do struggle from day to day. These words encourage me to pray.

"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 so to live now
That I may answer before you and before me.
Lord, whatever this day may bring,
Your name be praised."

Dietrick Bonhoeffer, written while waiting execution in a Nazi prison


MiMi said...

Gah, that is a meaningful and transcendent poem...and then you read about the author and it makes you wanna cry.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! What an awesome prayer. To know the author makes it even more amazing. May it be our hearts cry.

Nicole said...

What a powerful prayer! And thanks for linking up at my blog. Have a good night!

prashant said...

So beautiful and a wonderful reminder as well!

Work from home India

samantha said...

wow what a great poem. doesn't this sum up all of our lifes?