As I come across someone in pain today,
let me show them your hope.
If I see worry etched in the face of a friend or stranger,
may I be a reflection of your peace.
Fear and anger are so prevalent these days,
may I be an example of peace in the midst of struggle.
May I offer your compassion to all whom I encounter
that they may be reminded of your everlasting presence.
In times of pain, anxiety or fear remind me
that I am in all ways and in all times sheltered by your love.
And, Father, in times of joy help me to remember to give you thanks
knowing that all that is good comes from you.
Our Father and our King,
Our Lord and our Savior, our Comforter and our guide; You are all of these as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You have put your spirit into your children, granting strength to the weak and courage to the despairing. With your help you will free us from our fears, shining your light of hope into our darkness. With your help no task within your will is too difficult.
Teach us to seek your strength and overcome our timidity. Encourage our souls to seek total healing from you to walk in your ways until you come in glory.