A Collect for Carrying Burdens

Lord Jesus, possessed of both divinity and humanity, you stooped to bear the burdens of sin and struggle with us. Let not our pride keep us from doing the same, but give us humility, courage, and strength to carry burdens that need to be borne with joy, knowing that we are like our Father, through you who was lifted up into the presence of the Father with the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘ They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on the shoulders of others; but they themselves are unwilling to lift a finger to move them.’ – Matthew 23:4