Father in heaven, I take refuge in You, for You are my rock and my fortress. You defend me when I am oppressed, and You protect me in times of trouble. You are my shield. I claim this truth today. May I remember who You are and what You do for me in times of sickness. As I cope with physical and mental limitations, may I not be discouraged nor defeated. Keep me mindful that in You, my strength is restored and my will to persevere is renewed. Amen.