Prayer: Grant, Almighty God, that as Thou seest us to be on every side at this day beset by so many enemies, even by those who constantly devise means to destroy us, while we are so very weak and feeble —
O grant that we may learn to look up to Thee, and that our trust may so recumb on Thee that, however exposed we may be to all kinds of danger, according to what appears to the flesh, we may not yet doubt but that Thou art ever armed with sufficient power to terrify our enemies, so that we may quietly live amidst all dangers, and never cease to call on Thy name, as Thou hast promised to be the sure and faithful defender of our safety in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
[Source: Lifting Up Our Hearts: 150 Selected Prayers of John Calvin]
Scripture Meditation: Obadiah 1:1-4; 1 Peter 5:7; Ps. 115:3