A Collect for Fear

Compassionate teacher, who knows that we are but dust, we thank you for understanding when we are afraid and giving us grace regardless. Grant us courage to approach you in whatever way we can, that we would not let the world and our fears keep us from reaching out to you, but find wisdom and mercy in your presence, through you who with the Father and Spirit reign in majesty. Amen. “Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night…” – John 3:1-2