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Prayer for Truth

Adrian Agachi

Why do I love lies instead of you,
the almighty Truth?
I dare not say, for if I start to speak,
I might lie again; and your silence
would be unbearable.
I ask in vain to become honest
for I lie in that instant.
I love my lies. I love my dishonesty.
Otherwise I would not hide the truth,
believing that its shining light would blind me.
I ask you for forgiveness.
Do not let me become a lie,
unknown to me, unknown to others,
a dying shade in the midst of the universe.
Forgive me and let me become who I am
in spirit and in truth.

—from devozine (September/October 2014). Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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