O, God, You have blessed us with so much already and we give thanks for your many kindnesses. I now humbly ask that you watch over us in this difficult period and guide our hearts and actions. We have known desperation and humiliation before and are no strangers to embarrassment. Today, though, as we do each day, we start fresh and look to You to help us provide for each other. Grant us that we emerge from this difficulty and can continue Your work. In Jesus’ name, Amen.