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A prayer of confidence in God’s strength

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PHOTO: Sally Ito

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.


Sandra Reimer
belongs to Glencairn MB Church, Kitchener, Ont.


Sally Ito
(photographer) is a creative writing instructor at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg.

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