I have often, Lord, felt like John. I wondered where You were or if You cared to help me. It probably will happen again. Give me Your Holy Spirit that I may remain faithful like John. You have called him a blessing and shining light. Help me, that my faith may give some little light to those around me. Amen.
Lord and Good Shepherd of my soul, how often have You rescued me and I have not even known it. Or if I have been aware of it, I have not realized the greatness of Your love and concern. Your hand was there in the darkness and danger. Continue, gentle Savior, to rescue me, and those dear to me, and the whole world because You have come to save us all. Amen.
Lord, give me your peace. Give me the grace to place in Your hands all the good things I have in life, even my loved ones. They are, after all, Your gifts. And prepare me for that one great gift which cannot be taken away --- Your peace. May all whom I love and care about come to Your peace. May we love one another in Your peace, never to be separated again, because your peace is our everlasting life. Amen.