On a day like today, when I feel overwhelmed and inadequate and quite insecure, I call on the name above all names to grab me out of the busyness and hold me safely and securely. I’m handing off the craziness of this world to Jesus and finding comfort in his care…
Please, God, rescue me! Come quickly, lord, and help me. But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “God is great!” (Psalms 70:1, 4 NLT)
Prayer from Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Germany, 1906-1945)
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 men. Lord, whatever this day may bring, your name be praised.