Courage! Do not be afraid

Like Peter we too have often set out confidently
across the waters of life.
However, as soon as the winds of trouble
rise against us, and the waves of adversity begin to buffet us,
we lose our nerve and begin to sink.
Lord, when our faith falters, as it often does,
may we hear your gently voice saying to us,
‘Courage! Do not be afraid’
In that moment, Lord,
may your divine power uphold us,
calm our fears, steady our nerves,
and enable us to steer our little boat
to a place of safety and peace,
beyond the wind and the waves.