Dietrich Bonehoeffer's Morning Prayer

In Touch Ministries

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This morning I read a very short article on Dietrich Bonehoeffer's thoughts on prayer, from the October InTouch magazine (which I read through the app) and that lead me to look up this prayer:

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.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I use the task list app on my phone, to organize my prayer requests..  I'm adding this to my list of morning prayers.


  1. This is truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


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