From last Sunday's Easter Gospel Reading: "So they went out and fled from the tomb for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone for they were afraid." - Mark 16:8 Holy God, When we are afraid, come to us. When we are afraid, surround us by your love and the love of those dear to us. When we are afraid, reach out to us through special people in our lives. When we are afraid, grant us courage, that we may not be dominated by fear but strengthened by your love. For love casts out fear. In Jesus' name. Amen.