Everlasting God, you never fail to help your people. Throughout history we see you acting in love towards your children. When they cry out to you, you hear and respond. When they fail and turn away from you, you do not turn your back on them. In this time of trouble, give me a steadfast mind and fill me with peace as I put my trust in you. With you, I will not crumble like a house built on sand but I will stand firm with my feet on you, the everlasting rock. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.