retold by Deborah
The Feast of All Saints, 2015
Those who abide in God will be protected; sheltered as a chick in the nest of a mighty eagle.
In faith we proclaim: “My sanctuary and my fortress, my God, in You alone do I trust.”
The Beloved will rescue you from the snares, traps, and enticements that can drag you down and poison your soul.
You will be safe, as within a castle; you will be secure, as upon a mountaintop. Like a mighty warrior, God will shield and defend you.
Nothing will trouble you, nothing will frighten you — not illness or injury, phantoms or fantasies, evil or enemies, not darkness nor demons, nor even death itself.
Though ten thousand flee in terror, and another ten thousand fall, numb and helpless, fear will not touch you. You will walk through the shadowy valley unscathed and unafraid.
Because you trust in the Most High, nothing can hurt you; no evils can touch you.
God will order the holy angels to protect you in all that you do, wherever you go. They will guide you and keep you from tripping up or falling down or going astray.
You will conquer every fear, overcome every challenge, and vanquish every enemy. Nothing will stand in your way.
And the Lord spoke: “Those who love Me faithfully I will see through every difficulty and keep from all harm. I will be with them in good times and in bad. “When they call out to Me, I will answer; when things go wrong, I will make them turn out all right. I will give them as much time as they need to live fully here on earth — and eternally hereafter.”