Give thanks to the Lord, who is good,
whose mercy endures forever.
It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God: to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon.
-Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation, March 30, 1863
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
When you have shut your doors and darkened your room, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone, but God is within, and your genius is within.
-EPICTETUS, Discourses of, c. 110 A.D.