Deliver Us from Fear of the Unknown


Deliver Us from Fear of the Unknown

O Lord, we beseech thee to deliver us from the fear of the unknown future; from fear of failure; from fear of poverty; from fear of bereavement; from fear of loneliness; from fear of sickness and pain; from fear of age; and from fear of death.  Help us, O Father, by thy grace to love and fear thee only, fill our hearts with cheerful courage and loving trust in thee; through our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.

~ Akanu Ibaim, Nigeria

The preceding passage can be found in “An African Prayer Book” by Desmond Tutu.