Anyone who is having troubles should pray. ... When a believing person prays, great things happen. -James 5:13,16 NCV

A prayer for understanding... and living up to... our limits

Reinhold Niebuhr was a 20th century theologian who has been credited with authoring the Serenity Prayer. This lesser-known prayer, also written by Niebuhr, is also quite meaningful:

O God, give us grace to walk humbly
and save us from pretension
and every arrogant folly.
You have made us, and not we ourselves.
Help us to remember the limits
of our power and our wisdom,
but help us, also,
to do our duty within the limits
of our power and our wisdom.

- Reinhold Niebuhr

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2 comments:

  1. Duty within our limits - what a great prayer to start election day Sue!

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  2. Thanks Sue...I agree a good prayer for election day.

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