For A Faith
Lord, I wish to believe in You.
Let my faith be full and unreserved,
And let it penetrate my thought,
My way of judging Divine things and human things.
Let my faith be free.
Let my faith be strong;
Let it not fear the difficulties or the problems
Of which the experience of our life,
Eager for light, is full;
Let it not fear the hostility of those who question it,
Attack it, reject it, deny it,
But let it be strengthened in the intimate proof of Your truth;
Let it resist the attack of criticism.
Let my faith be joyful and give peace and gladness to my spirit,
And dispose it for prayer with God and conversation with all.