Fifty Prayers by Karl Barth

Kent draws our attention to a  new translation of Fifty Prayers by Karl Barth. This is very exciting, not least because these prayers issue from the pen of one for whom prayer was the first and basic act of theological work.

Lord our God, when we are afraid, do not permit us to doubt! When we are disappointed, let us not become bitter! When we have fallen, do not leave us lying down! When we have come to the end of our understanding and our powers, do not leave us to die! No, let us then feel your nearness and your love, that you have promised to those whose hearts are humble and broken, and who fear your Word (pp. 11-12)