A Collect for Protection from our Enemies

Lord God Almighty, shield of the weak and protector of your children, save us from those who would abuse, attack, and destroy us, that we would turn and praise you for your power and compassion and goodness and the world would know that you are the Lord above all gods, through Jesus Christ your son our Savior. Amen. ‘David said, “The LORD, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you!”‘ – 1 Sam. 17:37