I need You God, but this day specially,

I need some extra strength to face whatever is to be…

This day more than any day I need to feel you near,

  to fortify my courage and to overcome my fear.

By myself I cannot meet the challenge of the hour.

There are times when human creatures need a higher Power

to help them bear what must be borne

and so, dear God, I pray

 hold on to my trembling hand

and be with me today.   Amen