I Cannot Do This Alone
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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.