Retracing Our Steps
O Lord our God, fill us with hope in the shadow of your wings; protect and sustain us. You will uphold us, right from our childhood until our old age, because our present strength, if it comes from you, is strength indeed, but if it is merely our own strength then it is weakness. When we are close to you we find living goodness, but at the very moment we turn aside from you we become corrupt. So, Lord, make us retrace our steps, so that we are not defeated.