The Power of Prayer

I found this little poem handwritten in the back of a book published more than one hundred years ago -- powerful:

We kneel, how weak! we rise, how full of power!
Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong,
Or others, that we are not always strong?
That we are ever overborne with care,
That we should ever weak or heartless be,
Anxious or troubled, when with us is prayer,
And joy and strength and courage are with Thee!

-- Richard Chenevix Trench

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