A Prayer of God's Providence
A Prayer based on the Heidelberg Catechism 27 and 28:
Mighty God, whose almighty and everywhere present power - as it were by your own hand - upholds heaven, earth, and all creatures, and so governs them that herb and grass, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, food and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty - indeed all things - come not by chance or mechanical procedure, but by your fatherly hand: Grant me to be patient in adversity, thankful in prosperity, and with a view to the future I may have good confidence in you - O faithful God and Father - that no creature or condition will ever separate me from your love, since all creatures are so in your hand that without your will they cannot so much as move. All of this I ask through our great high priest, the Lord Jesus. Amen.