Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Dedication of the Day to God

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 (1906-1945)