A Collect for Companionship on the Journey

Resurrected Lord, whose glory must sometimes be hidden for our sake, come near to us when we carry grief and burdens and give us comfort by your presence, that we would not have to bear our sadness alone but would be enlivened in spirit and able to continue the journey toward your celestial city, through you who is alive and reigns forever with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad.’ – Luke 24:15-17