In times of suffering,
may you reach out in faith to the Lord.
May you remain loyal to God,
trusting his power and promise to deliver you from evil,
even when you cannot see his path or plan.
And though you live in the darkest night,
may you endeavor to spread light to others,
opening your eyes, heart, and hands
to those in need,
offering hope and grace in place of despair and distress,
knowing the limitless abundance of an infinite God,
giver of all good gifts.