O God, I am frightened.
This is happening to me,
And yet I hardly believe it.
Fear grips my heart,
And I am no longer in control.

Walk with me I pray:
Beside me to comfort me,
Before me to guide me,
Behind me to guard me.

May I be open to the care of those who love me,
May I trust those who seek to heal me,
And may I know your peace that passes all understanding.

Helen Alexander