Shield

"Shield your joyous ones" is why the prayer says
Today we read again of Jesus praying to guard them
Such wondrous comfort in knowing God's care
Despite the chances and changes of this world
No matter what we are prayed for, cared for even when
Others bad choices are present, even when the 
Unexpected comes along, even when we are lost and
Alone, the prayer is said, spoken through the ages
Think of all those left lost, struggling, and think of the
Care and love of God shown in Jesus prayer
A lasting covenant spoken to echo in our hearts
Not selfishly, but joyously shared with all like bread on the water