A Collect for Enduring Struggles

Almighty God, who acts in wisdom and compassion, let us not grow defeated or harried when we face struggles that you have allowed to purify and cleanse us, that we would remember that your ways are greater than ours, and all will be made well in your timing and wisdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.” – John 15:1-2