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Prayers 07/23/2009

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Prayer for Those Who Are Afraid

The unknown is terrifying,
responsibility is overwhelming,
the untapped anger cannot be borne.
Hear our cry, O God of love,
for all so trapped in fear.
Open our hearts to trust
your presence to guide us
in the unknown places;
teach us to know
you will support us in all
that we undertake;
free us to share with you
the rage within, knowing
you will never desert us.
Amen.

- Vienna Cobb Anderson

Source: Adapted from "Prayers of Our Hearts" © 1991 Vienna Cobb Anderson. Reprinted with the permission of the author.

TAGS: Strength & Courage, Rage, Multifaith, Love, Anger, Responsibility, Unknown, Violence & Disasters, Unknown Places, Untapped, Protection, Fear, Untapped Anger

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