Grant to us, Almighty God, that when our vision fails and our understanding is darkened; when the ways of life seem hard, and the brightness of life is gone – to us grant the wisdom that deepens faith when the sight is dim, and enlarges trust when the understanding is not clear. And whenever Your ways in nature or in the soul are hard to be understood, then may our quiet confidence, our patient trust and our loving faith in You be great. As children knowing that they are loved, cared for, guarded and kept, may we with a quiet mind at all times put our trust in the unseen God. So may we face life without fear, and death without fainting. Whatever may be in the life to come, give us confident hope that whatever is best for us both here and hereafter is Your good pleasure, and will be Your law – Amen.