Dear Lord, let Your Word richly dwell within me all this day. May I not forget the strength that comforted me in the desolation of other times. Spare me from bitterness and from the sharp passions of unguarded moments.
Teach me still to be thankful for life, and for time's olden memories that are good and sweet. Help me to have courage amid the turmoils of the changing years. Let me not follow the demands of the world, but walk calmly in Your path.
Thank You, Father, for the peace of mind that comes from knowing You are standing watch over the events of our lives. Help us to rest securely in Your presence. And whatever I do in word or deed, may I do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.