A Prayer for Strength
by Richard Langford
Help us to know Your love and the love of each other. Set us free to become our true selves because we are loved, and to free others because we love.
Give us enough tests to make us strong,
enough vision and endurance to follow Your way,
enough patience to persist when the going is difficult,
enough of reality to know our weaknesses,
and enough humility to know these gifts come from You.
Go before us to prepare the way;
walk behind us to be our protection;
and walk beside us to be our companion,
through Christ our Lord, Amen.
From Hymns for the Family of God. Published by Paragon Associates, Inc. (Nashville, 1976)