A Collect for Patience to Endure and to Bless

Lord God, who has bestowed to those he loves an inheritance of light, grant us strength to be patient, that we might endure the struggles and trials of this life, trusting that you will make all things right, and able always to bless all those we encounter, through Jesus Christ our Lord, whose example of the kingdom of the Father is always before us and in our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.’ – Colossians 1:11-12