O God, You Are Our Strength

May 31, 2010: Prayer for the Week

O God, you are our strength.

When our tasks are beyond our powers;

When our temptations are too strong for us;

When our duty calls us for more than we have to give to it;

We come to your for strength.

O God, it is from you that all goodness comes.

It is from you that our ideals come;

It is from you that there comes to us the spur

Of high desire and the restraint of conscience.

It is from you that there has come the strength

To resist any temptation,

And to do any good thing.

And now as we pray to you,

Help us to believe in your love,

So that we may be certain

That you will hear our prayer;

Help us to believe in your power,

So that we may be certain

That you are able to do for us

Above all that we ask or think;

Help us to believe in your wisdom,

So that we may be certain

That you will answer,

Not as our ignorance asks,

But as your perfect wisdom knows best.

All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(William Barclay)

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Jim Kane

I am a hubby to my wife of over 30 years, dad to two university students, caregiver to his mom, a minister, cat dad to Hanna who we adopted from our local animal shelter, a life-long aviation fan, and a reader and blogger. I began this blog in 2008 and post my book reviews, messages to my congregation, prayers, and other things as well. Thank you for stopping by!

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