Why a site about prayer?

The purpose of this site is to encourage us to each go deeper in our prayer life. One way that we do that is by praying together. Another way we do that is by praying individually yet collectively on the same prayer themes. Our hope is that as we share prayers and reflect on them and pray over them at the same time in our individual lives, the Holy Spirit will speak to each of us and allow us to encourage and edify one another in prayer.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bonhoeffer Morning 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.

Written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer while incarcerated in a Nazi prison, uncertain of what his future would hold.


  1. You know the way for me, o Lord. Whatever today brings, may I praise your name with my lips and my heart. Amen.

  2. God, when I sit in darkness, let this be my prayer. You are good, glorious, beautiful, all my help, all my light in every circumstance. Lord, whatever this day may bring, your name be praised! I love you.

  3. You are light. You do not leave. You are help. You are peace. May your name be praised today in all that happens. You are worthy. Amen.

  4. Whatever this day brings, I will praise your holy name. Amen

  5. Help me to pray and concentrate my thoughts on you. You are light. You are help. You are worthy, Lord. Amen.

  6. Liberty. Jesus you are freedom! Blessed be the name of the Lord. Amen

  7. You know the way for me...
    Jesus, take me!!