Pride

What hurts so much
__is that there is nothing
__I can do about it—
__but pray.
But why should my weakness
__frustrate me this way?
You, mighty God, are able,
You, loving Lord, are willing
__to answer
__the longings of my heart.
It’s only pride
__that makes me angry
__and gloomy
__over my own inability.
Why shouldn’t I rather rejoice
__over every occasion
__on which Your power
__is manifested
__in my weakness?
Forgive me, cleanse me from sin.
__Help me, with joy,
__to rely on Your strength,
__wait for Your reply
__and
__rest in Your wisdom.
Teach me to be glad
__when all I can do
__is pray.
________________In Christ’s Name,
____________________Amen

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