I know who goes before me and carefully guides my steps. I know who stands behind me and protects me from the enemy. The LORD, my God, is with me always. Therefore, I shall not fear. With His mighty hand, He upholds me when the ground has given way to darkness. He shelters me beneath His wings when fear and dismay bring storms to my soul. When our enemy stalks me, I hold more tightly to Your hand, Jesus. I trust You completely; for You, O LORD, are my strength. You are the Prince of Peace who has rescued me from chaos. Because You have promised to take care of me, I know that I face nothing alone. O God, who am I that You continue to strengthen me and use me? My LORD, I am overwhelmed by the joy and the peace of being in relationship with You, the Holy One. Forgive me, LORD, when I take Your blessings for granted. Forgive me when I become unaware of Your presence. Without You, I am nothing. I could accomplish nothing good on my own. In my desperate neediness let me cling to You, Jesus, for You are my life. It is Your love that sustains me. Your living water is the only thing that quenches my thirsty soul. Thank You, my King, for reaching down to lift me up. Thank You for sharing with me in sacred intimacy the power of a love that is true. Under the presence of the Word in Psalm 27:1 and the authority of my blessed Savior Jesus I pray.
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
Psalm 27:1, NLT