christianity ethics

sophie scholl

Diane and I enjoyed (again) ‘Sophie Scholl: The Final Days’ the other night.

She was a courageous woman.  Very inspiring.

I also particularly appreciated her prayers.  I don’t know as of yet if they are hers exactly or reconstructions of the writers, but here they are as in the film:


Dear God, all I can do is stammer to you.
I can do nothing but hold out my heart to you.
You created us in your likeness.
Our hearts are uneasy until they find peace in you.


I beg you from the bottom of my heart
I beseech you
I beseech thee, even though I know nothing about you.
You alone are my salvation.
I beg of you, please, don’t turn away from me, dear God,
my glorious Father.


My God, glorious Father,
transform this ground into fertile earth,
so your seeds may not fall in vain.
Let the longing grow for you the creator that they so often do not want to see.