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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Beginning With Prayer

Spiritual Sundays is sponsored by Charlotte of At Home in Scottsdale and by Ginger of Enchanting Cottage .

As we begin a new week today, I thought it would be useful to consider this prayer by Deitrich Bonhoeffer. He was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and author who lost his life opposing his government.

"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."
--Deitrich Bonhoeffer

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ginger at enchanting cottage said...

We do need to pray for God help daily. Thank-you so much for this prayer it is truy a wonderful prayer.
Thank-you for being a part of our Spiritual Sundays,

Nancie said...

Hi Carrie,

Thanks for sharing this beautiful prayer. Thank God that we can call upon Him in prayers and He gives us grace and strength for each day.

I thank God that He enables us to meet through Thankful Thursday. I enjoyed your posts.

Thanks for visiting me and for your encouragements. I have two awards to share with you (Share The Love Award and Friendship Award). Do come over when you have time and share these awards with your friends too. Take care and God bless you and family always!

With appreciation and prayers,

Charlotte said...

Thank you Carrie for posting that prayer. Reading anything that people like that have written deepens my faith. I wonder how many people living today have that kind of faith. I suspect there are more than we know. Thank you for sharing in Spiritual Sundays.

micey said...

awesome prayer!

Joyfull said...

Beautiful prayer! Thanks for sharing.

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Lovely Sunday Post. I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for visitng me

KJ said...

I have never heard this before. Powerful. We fall so short and yet God's hand is not short. He is so faithful!