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Lift me, Lord,
Out of fear into hope
Out of frailty into strength
Out of foolishness into sense.
Lift me, Lord.
You came down to lift us
You descended to hell to lift us to heaven
You entered death to raise us to life
Come, Lord, raise me up, I pray you.
David Adam, 1936-2020, English priest who wrote prayers after the Celtic pattern
Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and give ear to my cry;
hold not your peace at my tears!
For I am a sojourner with you,
a guest, like all my fathers.
Look away from me, that I may smile again,
before I depart and am no more!
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.