Father, you know our tendancy to fear and how paralyzing it is for us. There is so much hatred, so many lies, pride, and greed around us. But you continually remind us not to cower in fear but to stand strong and united, trusting you to fight for us. For you have not given us a spirit of fear or timidity, but a sound mind and love so that we can stand against the fiery darts of the evil one. No matter how much trouble we have, we can rest in you, assured that you have overcome the world.