+Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.. + Ps 139
Hold us fast, Lord Jesus. Help our hearts to recognize today the safety of Your right hand. It is so different from the right hands of some of our brothers and sisters, who have wounded us. Your hand is never crushing us or overpowering. In contrary, always reaching to extend power and safety, with a dedication faithful to the Cross and beyond it. You did everything for our sake and goodness before the Cross and You do everything after it. May any false fear of Your hand be crushed in us by the power of Your love. Enwrap us, Holy Spirit, our dearest Guide and Comforter, persuade our deeply frightened hearts to trust His love, to surrender and to find peace in His right hand’s guidance.