Thank you, Lord, that even when I am facing threatening things in my life, they are only a passing shadow. You bring me out of the things that even look like death itself. Your rod is comforting and protective as you use this weapon against the on slot of the enemy in my defense, as you fight for me. your staff secures me when I need you to rescue me, as you lift me out of danger, and restore Me in the safe and sheltered place of your fold, because I belong to you, and can completely entrust you with My care. Amen.