by Brad Duncan
Dear Lord, help me today to conquer my fear.
The fear that rears itself as hostility toward others.
The fear that causes me to run and hide my light under a basket.
The fear that flees connections with others.
When possible, bring love to conquer fear. But human love often fails.
When possible, bring trust to conquer fear. But human trust also fails.
So when necessary, bring courage to the rescue. Help my courage not to fail.