A PRAYER FOR DOUBT AND UNBELIEF
In this prayer for doubt and unbelief written by Paolo Coelho, the author asks the Lord to protect his doubts, decisions, actions, dreams, his enthusiasm and his very own life.
Lord protect our doubts, because doubt is a way of praying. It is what makes us grow, because it forces us to look fearlessly at the many answers there are to a single question.
And to make this possible, LORD protect our decisions, because making decisions is a way of praying. Give us courage, after we doubt, to be able to choose between one way and another. May our YES always be a YES, and our NO always be a NO. Once we have chosen a path, never allow us to look back nor allow our soul to be eaten away by remorse.
And to make this possible, Lord protect our actions, because action is a way of praying. Make our daily bread the best fruit that we carry within ourselves. May we, through work and action, share a little of the love we receive.
And to make this possible, Lord, protect our dreams, because dreaming is a way of praying. Make sure that, regardless of our age or our circumstances, we are able to keep alive in our hearts the sacred flame of hope and perseverance.
And to make this possible, Lord, give us enthusiasm, because enthusiasm is a way of praying. It is what binds us to heaven and earth, men and children, and tells us that desire is important, and deserving of our effort. It is what tells us that anything is possible, a long as we are totally committed to what we do.
And to make this possible, Lord protect us, because life is the only way we have of manifesting Your miracle. May the earth continue to transform seeds into wheat, for us to continue to turn it into bread. This is only possible if we love – so do not leave us in solitude.
Always give us your company, and the company of men and women who have doubts, who act and dream and feel enthusiasm, and live each day as if it were totally dedicated to Your glory.