The candle of my faith, of my hope, is lit by You, O Lord, to disperse the darkness that can so easily surround me. Though, when it stands alone, when I am left to protect that flame by myself, it flickers and wavers, the winds of this world threaten to snuff it out. With You though is the power and the glory, my strength to move forward as You guide me, as You protect me with each and every step that I take along the way.
I wait on You, O Lord, I trust in You, knowing that my help rests in Your name and in Your Word, in the light of Your promises shining like a beacon to lead me through all danger. By Your love am I warmed by the fires of Your grace, given so freely to me. It gives me hope when I am troubled and brightens my days when I feel as if my despair has cast a fog over me. It chases clouds from my mind so I can see clearly as You grant me Your wisdom and Your understanding. Leave me not, and let me not wander alone in the darkness, but show me Your way always and I will walk in Your precepts forever.
In the name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who loves and reigns with You in the Kingdom, one God, world without end, Amen.