O Lord my God, please listen when I cry out to you, the light has gone and darkness engulfs me.
“Look to me, I am the light of the world, and there is no darkness in me at all!”
My enemies prowl all around the world like roaring lions longing to devour everyone, and fear overwhelms me.
“Do not fear, cast all your anxiety on me because I care for you”.
Listen, Lord, as I cry out to you with my heavy burdens; weariness and exhaustion have overtaken me.
“I never grow weary or tired, so come to me and I will give you rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. I will lead you to green pastures beside quiet waters where you can relax as I bring you healing and restore your soul”.
Loneliness and isolation fill my heart, my friends have all gone, there’s no one to talk to, no one to share things with.
“Come to me, you can always talk with me at any time for you are not alone, I am with you always and will never leave you, even to the very end of time”.
How will I feed my family? food is running short, supermarket shelves are empty, people are panic buying. “I am the bread of life so do not worry about what you will eat, for life is more than food. Consider the ravens who do not sow or reap, I feed them, and you are far more valuable to me than they are!”
Lord, I cry out to you with my praise and thanks. I thank you that you are always with me and so I have no need to fear for you are the way, the truth and the life. Because you love me you have adopted me into your family. I am your child and nothing can separate me from your love. You never change, you are the same yesterday, today and forever. You reign over all things and have the final victory. My help comes from you, O Lord, you are the maker of heaven and earth, you watch over me and keep me from harm. I will sing a new joyful song to you; I will join with all your angels to worship and praise you for ever.