A Collect for Endurance Amidst Evil

Heavenly King, who has sown on earth seed for good fruit, help us to persevere while living amidst enemies who oppose your will and even our lives, that we would endure enough the evil around us to reach your kingdom and be received in joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away.” – Matthew 13:24-25