A Collect for Peace in Anxious Times

Holy Spirit, breath of God present in our souls, bring peace to our strained and anxious hearts. Bring us comfort and strengthen our trust in your goodness that we would not be buffeted by fear and anger and pain but would find stability and rest in you, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Father are crowned high over all creation, world without end. Amen. ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.’ – John 14:27