Holy Father, one way that You manifest Yourself to Your children is by the discipline of trial and pain. We rejoice that we can turn to You in the middle of great anxiety, and commit all our troubles to Your sure help. As You are with us in the sunlight, oh, be with us in the cloud. In the path by which You guide us, though it be through desert and stormy sea, let not our faith fail, but sustain us by Your near presence, and let the comforts which are in Jesus Christ fill our hearts with peace. And, O God, grant that the fiery trial which tries us may not be in vain, but may lead us to cheerful courage and a holy patience; and let patience have her perfect work, that we may be complete, lacking nothing, fully consecrated to You, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.