Based on Psalm 18
You Oh Lord, keep my lamp burning; you turn my darkness into light.
With your help, I can advance against an army.
With my God, I can scale a wall.
You arm me with strength and make my way perfect.
You make me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
You train my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You stoop down low to make me great.
You broaden the path beneath me so that my ankles do not turn.
I receive your strength.
belongs to Glencairn MB Church, Kitchener, Ont.
(photographer) is a creative writing instructor at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg.
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