Prayer in Time of Trouble

God of Peace,
God of All Tranquility,

Be for us Light
in all our darknesses.

Be for us Calm
in every storm.

Be for us Stillness
in our turmoil.

Let us rest in You,
as a child in
a mother’s arms;
a nested bird.

And let Your Grace
now rest upon us,
as moonlight rests
upon the water;
as soft rain
falls to rest
on thirsty ground.

Let Your Grace
now rest
like gentle rain
upon us.

Deborah Cooper