To Make Me Flee Forward

My Father and my God, I see that my life
will be made or broken at the place
where I meet and deal with my obstacles.
Help me not to run away from them,
but to run toward them,
to tackle and overcome them.
Help me to take the impulse to flee
and compel it to make me flee forward. Amen.

(a prayer of E. Stanley Jones, from Abundant Living, p. 117; photo by royharriman via

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