Your mercy encompasses my life, O Lord, and I dwell in the beauty of Your hope, finding my peace even as troubles and the hardships of this world sweep by me, threatening to overwhelm me in the struggles that they bring. When I cry out amidst the desperation of my pleas, You hear me, You answer me, drawing me in, drawing me closer amidst the wonders of Your grace, letting Your wondrous love flow through me and in me. Never do You disappoint me, never do You neglect me, even when the world feels as if it’s come crashing down on me.
Prepare my soul then O Lord, for every battle waged amidst this world and every struggle that it brings. Though I am weak amidst the hardships and the pains of this world, though it so easily wounds my spirit and soul, it is You who makes me strong. Give freely to me all that I need to find the strength and the solace I need to meet every challenge, every adversity steadfast and vigilant in the power of Your Word, and courage of Your promises. Give unto me freely that even as the world collapses around me I still stand, able to see beyond the present dangers to the blessed and wondrous hope that lies ahead as Your glory is exalted before me in the love that You have for me.
In the name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You in the Kingdom, one God, world without end, Amen.