Write your blessed name, O Lord, on my heart,
there to remain so indelibly engraved,
that no prosperity, no adversity,
shall ever move me from your love.
Be to me a strong tower of defense,
a comforter in tribulation,
a deliverer in distress,
a very present help in trouble
and a guide to heaven
through the many temptations and dangers of this life.
Thomas à Kempis, 1379-1471, German monk
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.