A Collect for Perseverance and Readiness

Heavenly Father, you have hidden from us the timing of things that are too great for us to understand or bear. Still, help us to persevere and be ready for when the time comes, that we would greet you at that time clothed and prepared for all that you call us to, through Jesus Christ your son, our Lord. Amen. ” But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.” – Mark 13:32-33