God of Jacob, Lord of heavenly armies, you are our refuge and our strength in trying times. Even if the whole world is shaken, you remain solid and sovereign. When we fear that we won’t have what we need tomorrow, you are for us the still stream of the water of life. Lord, our hearts turn so easily to numerous other solutions. Help us to stop and to contemplate your splendour. Help us to acknowledge you in all our ways. You are God, and we are your dear children. Thanks to you, nothing can make us waver. Amen.