Lord of the elements and changing seasons,
keep me in the shadow of your hand.
When I am tossed to and fro with the winds of adversity
and the blasts of sickness and misunderstanding,
still my racing heart,
quiet my troubled mind.
Bring me at last through the storms and tribulations of this mortal life
into the calm evening of your unchanging love;
and grant that in the midst of my present perplexities and confusion
I may experience your peace which passes human understanding.
Brother Ramon, SSF, 1935-2000, English Franciscan brother
Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.