Lord, You are our God.
We want to realize how much we depend upon You.
You have not only given us life,
You have made us able to think about its meaning
And to choose and work for what is good.
In the world much is confusing;
Many voices strive to be heard.
Yet we have Your word to guide us,
The life and teaching of Your Son,
The example of many faithful Christians.
We have known Your hand holding us fast,
Your steps marking out the way for us:
We long to know You still.
Your presence transforms even the darker times:
With You we need not be afraid.
Nothing can separate us from Your love
Draw out from us such an answering love
That in our time of testing we may not fall away.