Bonhoeffer’s Prayer from Tegel Prison

O God, early in the morning I cry to you.
Help me to pray and gather my thoughts to you, I cannot do it alone.
In me it is dark, but with you there is light;
I am lonely, but you do not desert me;
My courage fails me, 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.
Father in Heaven praise and thanks be to you for the night. Amen

 

This is just one of the daily prayers found at the Holy Families Initiative! website.  Our family will join in the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation throughout 2017.  Check out this Initiative of the NALC and join us!

Right Now

Only reading two titles right now.

Faithful, But Not Famous: A Tale of the French Reformation, by Emma Leslie (Wonderful so far.)

and,

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul, by John and Stasi Eldredge (Just as the title suggests, captivating!)