Prayer, “God Restores When My Communication Fails,” by St. John Henry Newman
“Year after year You have carried me on . . . removed dangers from my path . . recovered me, recruited me, refreshed me, borne with me, directed me, sustained me. O forsake me not when my strength fails me. And you never will forsake me . . . Sinner as I am, nevertheless, while I am true to You, You will still and to the end, be superabundantly true to me.”
Heavenly Father, no matter how dangerous or weak or sinful my communication is, you restore me, refresh me, and give me opportunities to forgive and be forgiven; to correct my mistakes; to be transformed. Thank you.
– St. John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Source: Meditations and Devotions (1893)
– Keywords: recovery, refreshed, directed, sustained, restoration