A Collect for Comfort in Fear

Lord Jesus, gentle shepherd, place your hand on our shoulders and bring comfort when we are afraid, that we we not be overwhelmed but be strengthened by your presence and be able to continue on, trusting in your abundant love, through you who is alive and is worshipped in heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.”‘ – Matthew 17:7 What fears might Jesus be inviting me to acknowledge and offer to him?