Sunday, May 17, 2009

celebrate the Sabbath... in Prayer..

O God,
Early in the morning do I cry unto Thee.
Help me to pray,
And to think only of Thee.
I cannot pray alone.
In me there is darkness,
but with Thee there is light.
I am lonely, but Thou leavest me not.
I am restless, but with Thee there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with Thee there is patience;
Thy ways are past understanding, but
Thou knowest the way for me.
O heavenly Father,
I praise and thank Thee
For the peace of the night.
I praise and thank Thee for this new day.
I praise and thank Thee for all thy goodness
and faithfulness throughout my life.
Thou hast granted me many blessings:
Now let me accept tribulation
from Thy hand...
Thou makest all things work together for good
for Thy children.
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2 comments:

  1. God can truly turn anything upside down. Reading this prayer, I'm struck by the ways he turns loneliness into companionship; restlessness into peace; bitterness into patience.

    Blessings to you ...

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