A Collect for Persistence

Lord God of hosts, who was and is and is to come, keep us from losing heart, and give us persistence in seeking you out, that the world would not keep us from you and we would encounter you and your grace in time of need, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit in eternity. Amen. ‘Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”‘ – Mark 10:48