A Collect for Times in Fear

Lord God, whose power is beyond our understanding, we are afraid at times, and we allow our fears to drive us in ways that move away from you. Grant us courage to acknowledge and confess our fears to ourselves, to you, and to one another, that when they are brought into the light, they might be met with reassurance and comfort, and you might strengthen our faith, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. ‘He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”‘ – Mark 4:40