Lord, I have reached the end of myself and hover over the abyss.
Your face, O God, do I seek.
Only you command the sea to calm, the water to still. Only you can command fruit to grow out of season. Only you can bring the enemy near.
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Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
The world is a craggy rock, the enemy pursues at every turn, crushing hope and rooting up hiding places. We despair.
But you, O God, are with us. You are as near as our very breath.

Come quickly, Lord! Come near to us!
Show us your mercy and your love. Be our redeemer, our savior, our friend.
Make the waves calm, and life abundant. Let us rest with you, Lord. Let us draw close to your warming fire. May your peace and goodness enclose us.

Lord, be not far from our cry.
Listen not like the idols, whose ears of stone only echo our woes.
You are a God of love and light and laughter.
Be our God and we will be your people!

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy upon us.