Heavenly Father, we praise you, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. We bow before you in prayer, knowing that you are our hope. We know that you have all power, and that you are always good. We thank you that we can come to you for mercy and grace in our time of need. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to be joyful in you, even as we lament the many sorrows of this life. Today, we ask that you help us deal with our anxieties. That you would give us a sense of your presence. That you would ease our mind. That you would calm our nerves. That you would guide us with your wisdom. And that you would guard us against doubt and fear. We pray that you would give rest to all who are weary and heavy laden. That you would bring comfort to all who mourn. That you would encourage all who feel worthless. That you would strengthen all those who fail. That you would let all who feel alone feel your care. That you would bless us and keep us. That you would shine upon us and be gracious to us. That you would smile on our hearts to give us peace. And most of all, that you would show us our Savior, our need of him, and his love for us. In Jesus name, amen.