I do not know who composed this prayer. Please tell me if you know the original source or context. Better still - try praying it.
from all fear of the future,
from all anxiety about tomorrow,
from all bitterness towards anyone,
from all cowardice in the face of danger,
from all laziness in the face of work,
from all failure before opportunity,
from all weakness, when Your power is at hand.
with love that knows no barrier,
with sympathy that reaches to all,
with courage that cannot be shaken,
with faith strong enough for the darkness,
with strength sufficient for my tasks,
with loyalty to your kingdom's goals,
with wisdom to meet life's complexities,
with power to lift my eyes up to You!
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