A Collect for Patience from God in our Slowness

Gracious Lord, who knows our weaknesses for you shared our nature, have patience with us when we are slow to understand and believe, and do not give up on us in our dullness, that with encouragement and time, we would find our way to your wisdom and ways and live more fully in your will, through you who rose from the dead and ascended to the side of the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘”Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering…’ – Luke 24:39-41