If it weren’t for your help, Lord, where would we be? When people rose up against us, they would have swallowed us alive when their anger kindled against us. The flood would have engulfed us; the torrent raging over us, sweeping us away. We bless you, Lord, for not giving us as prey to their teeth. We escaped from their snare! Our help is in your name, Lord, creator of heaven and earth. We pray our gratitude in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!” (Psalm 124:7 ESV)