Though the darkness closes in around me, I will cling to Your light, O Sovereign LORD. It is Your perfect love that holds me steady through the storm. How I long for Your peace that surpasses my understanding. I trust in You, Jesus, and I rejoice in hope because Your promises are true. Let me bring You a song even though my heart is breaking. With a trembling voice may the melody reach Your ears and move Your hands. I need You, O God. Please hear the prayers in my soul. Help me to know that I still belong to You even when the battle seems to be going against me. Will You hide me in Your righteousness? Will You protect me by Your faithfulness? Show me the way through the valley and lead me back to where You are. Your truth is the only light I have in this darkened deceitful world. I remember all You have shown me and all You have blessed me with. I think of Your love and it soothes my battle-weary soul. I know that You are good. I know that You do good. So I trust in Your way even when I do not understand it. For the LORD is all-knowing and powerful. He will not let His own be separated from Him in life or in death. For He is not unaware of my troubles. He fights the enemy on my behalf. O precious Savior, open my eyes of faith that my heart would fully believe. Let my soul be steadied in the knowledge that I am not alone. Under the majestic Word of the Lord in Psalm 18:3-6 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I bow in humble prayer.
I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised:
So shall I be saved from mine enemies.
The cords of death compassed me,
And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
The cords of Sheol were round about me;
The snares of death came upon me.
In my distress I called upon Jehovah,
And cried unto my God:
He heard my voice out of His temple,
And my cry before Him came into His ears.
Psalm 18:3-6, ASV