Generous Father, thank you for being my source of true joy in my life. You have promised that when I pass through the waters, you will be with me, the rivers will not sweep over you, the fire will not burn me. Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of those who intend to cause me harm. Protect me from danger, strengthen me in weakness, empower me in the face of temptation. Give me assurance that I am safe in your hands, you will not lose your hold on your people. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.