Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prayer for Courage



Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain
but for the heart to conquer it.

Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield
but to my own strength.

Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved
but hope for the patience to win my freedom.

Grant that I may not be a coward,
feeling Your mercy in my success alone;

But let me find the the grasp of Your hand in my failure.
bengali poet - rabindranath tagore - 1916
Photo: Tiffany Jones

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful...perfect photo to accompany this.

Brian said...

This is good, meaningful poetry, Similar to the serenity prayer. I wonder if the latter was influenced by the former.

Tiffany said...

Hi guys!

Its a beautiful poem and so helpful these days.

Brian, I don't know.

Have a great Easter Break