I Cannot Do This Alone
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 is praised.
---- Dietrich Bonhoeffer