Almighty God, have mercy upon us, when we are troubled with the things that are past, lose faith, courage, and hope. Uphold us that are being sustained by a true faith and trust in You, so that we may go on in the life of the future to keep Your commandments, to rejoice in Your bounty, to trust in Your mercy, and to hope in the eternal life. Grant to all of us, the remembrance that whatever may happen to us is under Your guidance, Your care, and by Your will. So that by beholding You in our darkest days, we may have courage to go on, faith to endure, patience to bear, and hopefulness to hold out, even to the end—Amen –George Dawson