A Collect During War and Conflict

Lord Jesus, from whose mouth comes a great sword, we grieve at the wars and conflicts that we see here on earth and the violence and destruction it wreaks on your children and your creation. Give us yet patience as even this is not outside of your will for the earth and for the salvation and redemption of your people, and give us strength to endure what we must in a fallen and broken world, through you who reigns from heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘ Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.’ – Matthew 10:34-36