JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Flags were lowered to half mast and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in South Africa's vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday while pledging to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied ...more »
O God, we have all struggled; we all have that one persistent problem that keeps backing us into a corner, with no escape. We have each witnessed those tentacles, reaching for us, just waiting to devour us - but You know our problems best.
Give us the strength to endure and courage to look adversity in the face and smile. Though our willpower may fade in times like these, help us to be reminded that You will never point us in a direction where Your hand is not already making a way Lord.
With Your blessings, Your mercies and everlasting love O God, we shall prevail.
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