Help me to pray

O God,
Early in the morning do I cry unto thee.
Help me to pray,
And to think only of thee.
I cannot pray alone.
In me there is darkness,
But with thee there is light.
I am lonely, but thou leavest me not.
I am feeble in heart, but with thee there is patience;
Thy ways are past understanding, but
Thou knowest the way for me.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A prayer while at the Tegal Military Prison in Germany
Christmas, 1943

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