A Collect for Suffering

God of all comfort, who is present with us in our hurts and griefs, give us the courage to live with the truth of our pains as well as our joys, that we might not deceive ourselves and hide from the truth, but find solace and connection in your love and presence, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who became like us in all things and sat down at the right hand of the Father and reigns with the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4 #Suffering #Grief #Presence #Pain