I cannot do this alone–Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I Cannot Do This Alone – A Prayer by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Posted on March 13, 2012 by Christine Sine

It is such a compelling Lenten prayer that I decided to post this. This prayer by Dietrich Bonhoeffer was used as one of the Lenten meditations in The Mosaic Bible

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 in you there is light;

I am lonely, but you do not leave me;

I am feeble in heart, but with you there is peace.

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.


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