A Collect for Life when Death Seems Near

Merciful God, who has promised us living water, in this time of anxiety and uncertainty, we ask you to give us living water and to remind us of how to find life, even when death seems near at hand, that we might not live in fear but hold on to you as the one who gives us what we need, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit satisfy the needs of all the living. Amen. ‘Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”‘ – John 4:10