The Presence of God

When I am in the depths of despair,

when I feel hopeless and alone,

when I’m abandoned by all,

I feel you by my side.

When it is anguish I feel,

And anger is my companion, denial my veil,

I feel you holding on my hand,

When it is dark where I sit and light seems too far out of reach,

I feel you are guiding me,

When my belief is tested, when I feel unsure of the end, I feel you are by me,

When I see no way out, I find you beside me,

Good God, please keep on guiding me.

- Laila Sattar