Defend my cause, Great God. The world roils around me, and my stomach churns within me; but you are the one in whom I take refuge. Lead me with your light and truth; bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling place where I will go to your altar with exceeding joy. I hope in you in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Why are you cast down, O my soul; and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God, for I shall praise him, my salvation and my God.” (Psalm 43:5 ESV)