Dear God, as I look around and see the despair and pain, hopelessness and anxiety among those around me, help me to stand strong and firm, for my hope is in you. Help me, dear Father, to remain focused on you and you alone, and not on the desparity raging to engulf me. Help me to keep my eyes on you, Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith. Help me to always remember to run to you, to your presence, where I am safe and will find comfort. You are the anchor of my soul. Amen.