Let me not pray
to be sheltered from dangers
But to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg
for the stilling of my pain
But for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not crave
in anxious fear to be saved
But hope for the patience to win my freedom
Grant me that I may not be a coward ,
feeling your mercy in my success alone;
But let me find the grasp of Your hand in my failure.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
(THE GRASP OF YOUR HAND)
From The Heart of God: Prayers of Rabindranath Tagore
by Rabindranath Tagore (Author), Herbert F. Vetter (Edited)