A Prayer in Time of Distress


I shall walk through dark valleys, I fear no harm for you are at my side.

Your rod and staff shall give me courage, No evil shall befall me, No weakness in my stride.

God wills not my foot to slip Or my guardian sleep, He guides me from all evil, The Lord is my guardian; The Lord the shade I keep, By day the sun cannot harm me Or the moon by night.

For the Lord said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled, Have faith in God and also in me.

In my Father's house There are many dwelling places.

If there were not, Would I have told you That I am going to prepare A place for you?

And if I go And prepare a place for you, I will come back again And take you to myself, So that where I am You also may be."

If the Lord is with us, Who can be against us?