Monday, November 17, 2014
God is our shelter and our security: let us give thanks to God for all our blessings. Holy One, you set us within the lee side of the rock: protect us from the chill eddies of fear and uncertainty. Kindle our hearts with hope, and let us blaze anew with the fire of zeal for your good news. Place your hand beside us, behind us, and before us, that we may be enclosed within your holiness, knowing You as our Companion. Give refuge under your wing to those who are anxious or despairing, and refresh those with flagging spirits. Let us see your handiwork and claim your blessing upon us, trusting in your mercy and lovingkindness. Hear the cries of those we now name, and bear them up in your embrace.