Eternal, loving God, thank you that your grace and mercy are inexhaustible. Your word says that, although the afflictions of the righteous may be many, you will deliver your people through them all. Protect my heart from turning from your way. Protect my mind from nurturing unhelpful thoughts. Protect my mouth from saying hurtful words. Protect my actions that I may faithfully serve you in everything I do. Strengthen me in times of trouble. Carry me when I can not keep going. Help me to wholeheartedly trust in you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.