Let us Pray

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 me,

Lord, whatever this day may bring,

Your name be praised.


[Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945]

The Rev. Ellen Meissgeier
Pastor, Resurrection Lutheran Church