Loving Father, thank you that you are my shield and my strength. The Bible says that you have plans and a purpose for me, plans to prosper me not to harm me. Please help me to look to you to establish my steps and illuminate my path. May my feet stand on the firm foundation of you, my God. You are the God of hope. Fill me with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit I may abound in hope. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.