O holy and loving Father, whose mercies are from everlasting to everlasting, we thank You that Your children can flee for refuge in their afflictions to the blessed certainty of Your love. From every grief that burdens our spirits, from the sense of solitude and loss, from the doubt and fainting of the soul in its trouble, we turn to You. You know our frame, You remember we are dust. Be our Strength and Deliverer. In our great need be our Helper. Pour Your consolations into our hearts, and let the gospel of Thy beloved Son minister comfort and peace to our souls–Amen.