Southern lapwing, by Pattycarabelli, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
God, tender and strong,
as the plover defends her young
against all their enemies,
so defend me
against those nameless fears
which are my enemies.
Under your warm wings
let me take shelter
until faith and courage return.
For your love’s sake. Amen.
Bruce Prewer, Australian minister
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.