Lord be with us through the dark of night. Keep us safe from the evil that threatens at the door. This fight has come to us because we dare to live as your people in the midst of a broken world, but we have nothing to fear because you are present. You go before us, behind us and with us. And even if in this night evil seems to have the upper-hand, we know that your justice will ultimately reign.
And so we pray for the strength to stand strong against the powers of this dark world. Hasten the sunrise and keep us through the night. Send your Holy Spirit to comfort us so that we will know that we do not face this darkness alone.
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.