Every day I need You, Lord

But today especially,

I need some extra strength to face whatever is to come.

This day, more than any other day,

I need to feel you near me

To strengthen my courage and to overcome my fear.

By myself I cannot meet the challenges of the hour.

We are frail human creatures

And we need a Higher Power to sustain us

In all that life may bring.

And so, dear Lord, hold my trembling hand.

Be with me, Lord this day and

Stretch out your powerful arm to help me.

May you love be upon me as I place all my hope in you. Amen.

Saint Pope John XXIII