A Collect for Grace When We Are Timid or Uncertain

Lord of creation and shepherd of us sheep, have patience with us when we are startled and uncertain when you call to us, for we struggle to see with our limited vision as you do. Bring us gently into your will, that we would come to work with you even more in your redemptive mission in the world, through you who reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. ‘While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?”‘ – Luke 24:36-38