In Need Or Trial, Morning, Peace

‘You Know The Way’ by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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 is strength.

I am restless, but with you is peace.

In me is bitterness, but with you is patience.

I do not understand your ways,

But You know the way for me.

Restore me to freedom,

Help me to so live now,

That I may answer before You and before me.

Lord, whatever this day may bring,

Your name be praised!

 

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1096-1945AD.  A German pastor who was imprisoned by the Nazis and eventually was executed for his role in opposing Hitler.