A Collect for Protection
Almighty God, whose power is greater than we can understand or imagine, protect us from those who wish us harm or would allow us to be injured without care, that we who seek to follow you may grow into greater love and obedience to you and your ways, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in power and might. Amen.
'The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place behind them. It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night.' - Exodus 14:19-20