for your tender mercy and loving-kindness,
for your protecting arm that has shielded us.
Lord Jesus Christ,
be with all who are caught in the net of uncertainty,
who face transitions in their lives,
and grant us your healing, equanimity, and peace.
We open ourselves to the Presence of the Eternal One
and place ourselves within your hand,
pressing upon us behind and before,
for we trust in You, Lord,
our companion in joy and sorrow,
our friend in all the seasons of our lives.
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
guard and comfort all those who call upon You,
especially those whom we now name.