A Collect for Times of Conflict with Those We Love

Lord Jesus, who was betrayed and assailed by those you love and came to save, let us not be surprised when we are likewise hated by those we love, but help us to continue to love them as you did, even to the end, through you who died but is alive and lives in glory with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name.’ – Luke 21:16-17