Monday, February 27, 2012

For Lent

A prayer of inspiration taken from my daily devotional:

Prayer from 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 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.


Speaking of Dietrich, his book, "The Cost of Discipleship," is one of the most amazing pieces of Christian literature I've ever read. I'd put him right up there with C.S. Lewis. If you're a Christian—heck, even if you're not, you ought to read this book.

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