A Collect for Trust in God’s Gifts

Loving Father, who knows our needs better than we know our own, help us to trust the gifts that you give us, that we would receive whatever you offer with gratitude, believing that what you give is for our good and will nourish us is ways that we may not yet understand, through Jesus Christ our Lord who gifted us with his presence and life and returned to you in glory through the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” – Luke 11:11-13