Prayer for a new day

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.

(Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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