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The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
--Psalm 23

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Hold on to what is good
even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe
even if it is a tree which stands by itself
Hold onto what you must do
even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life
even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand
even when I have gone away from you.
--Native American Prayer

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Blest be the Lord, the God of mercy, the God who saves.
I shall not fear the dark of night
Nor the arrow that flies by day.
I need not shrink before the terrors of the night,
Nor stand alone before the light of day.
No harm shall come to me, no arrow strike me down,
No evil settle in my soul.
--Folk song based on Psalm 91

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Om Sarve Bhavanthu Sukhina
Sarve Santhu Nira Maya
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyanthu
Ma Kashchith Dukkha Bhaag Bhaveth

[Oh Lord, may all of mankind be safe,
Let no one experience pain or suffering.]
--Hindu mantra

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Mother of God, Light in all darkness, shelter Him, our flame of hope, in your tender hands. And in our times of dread and nightmares, Let him be our dream of comfort. And in our times of physical pain and suffering, let Him be our healer. And in our times of separation from God and one another, let him be our communion.
--Roman Catholic Prayer

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In spite of everything, I still believethat people are really good at heart.
--Anne Frank

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The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
In the time of trouble, he shall hide me;
Whom shall I fear?
--Spiritual based on Psalm 27

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Christ is risen from the dead,
by death trampling upon Death,
and has bestowed life
to those in the tombs.
--Eastern Orthodox Paschal Hymn

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May all be free from sorrow,
and the causes of sorrow,
May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless.
--Buddhist prayer

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I lift up my eyes to the hills--from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord.
--Psalm 121

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Blessed be the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort others.
--2 Corinthians 1

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Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow,
Die not...
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
--John Donne

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Violence shall no more be heard in your land,
devastation or destruction within your borders;
you shall call your walls Salvation,
and your gates Praise.
--Isaiah 60

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As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.
--Isaiah 66

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Be not afraid; I go before you always.
--St. Louis Jesuits

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We shall overcome
We are not afraid
We are not alone
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day
--Negro spiritual/Martin Luther King Jr.

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The body they may kill: God's truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.
--"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

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The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
--Job 1

Pleas for mercy and aid | Laments and mourning | Rest for the dead and the suffering | Comfort and solace | Fear



Wisdom about fear

Blessed be the Lord,
for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me
when I was beset as a city under siege.
I had said in my alarm,
"I am driven far from your sight."

But you heard my supplications
when I cried out to you for help.
Love the Lord, all you his saints.
The Lord preserves the faithful,
but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the Lord.
--Psalm 31

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