author unknown

God, make me brave for life: oh, braver than this.
Let me straighten after pain, as a tree straightens after the rain,
Shining and lovely again.
God, make me brave for life; much braver than this.
As the blown grass lifts, let me rise
From sorrow with quiet eyes,
Knowing Thy way is wise.
God, make me brave, life brings
Such blinding things.
Help me to keep my sight;
Help me to see aright
That out of dark comes light.


Anonymous said...

A beautiful, thought-provoking poem! Did you by any chance write it? If not, where did you find it?

Sundries Sublime said...

No. I wish I did though! A friend sent me the prayer and the author really is "unknown." As far as she knew anyway. If anyone knows who deserves credit please let me know!!! :-)