Prayer Theme: In Crisis
I have no other helper but you, O God.
I pray to you.
Only you can help me.
My present misery is too great.
Despair grips me, and I am at my wits end.
O Lord, Creator, Ruler of the world,
I thank you that you have brought me through.
How strong the pain was —
but you were stronger.
How deep the fall was —
but you were even deeper.
How dark the night was —
but you were the noonday sun in it.
You are our father, our mother, and our friend.
Unknown; from the African tradition
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