A Collect for Grief or Hurt

Compassionate Savior, who is moved by our pain, make yourself known to us in times of struggle and suffering, that we would not weep alone, but feel your presence and your tears with us and find comfort in your sharing of our grief, through you who with the Father and Holy Spirit live in perfect union. Amen. ‘When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus began to weep.’ – John 11:33-35