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. 
Lord Jesus Christ, You were poor 
And in distress, a captive and forsaken as I am. 
You know all man’s troubles; You abide with me 
When all men fail me; 
It is Your will that I should know You 
And turn to You. Lord, I hear Your call and follow; 
Help me.

Passage for Further Reading:

Psalm 86

About the Author:

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a Lutheran pastor and theologian in Nazi-era Germany. He led underground seminaries and ministries during the war, and his most famous book, The Cost of Discipleship, is considered a classic of Christian literature.


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