Struggles are all around me O Lord, they serve as a snare at my feet even as this world is paved with stumbling blocks, wrought with challenges. Upon my journey there are robbers behind every tree who would seek to take from me the peace and the hope that You have intended for me. They seek to tempt me with sin, or to take from me my joy, to surround me with nothing more than a darkness that would stop me from moving forward to the green pastures of Your hope, my blessed resting place.
Take me by my hand O Lord, and show me the wonders of Your ways. Let not the darkness that this world my push upon me find its way into my soul. Light Your lamp and guide me down Your path, showing me the stumbling blocks before I fall, knowing that even as it is wrought with challenges, Your grace with save me, it will lead my way. Be my strength in the hope You have intended for me that day by day I may journey through this world and in this world knowing that though it seeks to have dominion over me, it is the power of Your blessed Spirit that strengthens and preserves me.
In the name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.