A Collect for God’s Patience When We Struggle

Gracious God, who empathizes with our weaknesses for you bore them in the person of Jesus, be patient with us when our faith is weak or our hearts are so weighed down that we cannot hear the truth. Have mercy and draw us back to you with tenderness that we would again attend to your word as faithful stewards and servants, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ‘But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”‘ – John 20:24-25