This Lenten Prayer, written by the Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer in a Nazi Prison, strengthens our trust in God who will not let us go. I pray this prayer is a comfort and augments what we are discussing in our Sunday Morning Faith Forums this Season on Bonhoeffer's life and book: “Life Together.”
I Cannot Do This Alone
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.