Dear God, as within, so without. Let me, above all, draw near to you inwardly. Let me hear your close whisper in my ear, feel your arm around my shoulder. You are no distant power, but an intimate friend. You are the treasure at my center.
The events of the day come and go, my troubles and my successes all equally. These blowing storms cause barely a ripple in the smooth waters of your safe harbor. I am sheltered.
Let me recognize the safety you provide, even as I venture out where you direct. I take you with me, and so come with me your calm waters. Let me look upon trouble with the equanimity that only comes of assurance. All will be well. Let me align my steps with your guidance – you will move my hand to steer a safe path.