A Collect for Trust in Strife

God of all the earth, who watches over every nation and people, let not our trust in you be shaken when strife, trouble, and war erupt in our midst, but draw our eyes always to you, that we would know the security of being in your care and that you will bring about good in the appropriate time, through Jesus Christ, firstborn of the dead and ruler of all the world with you in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come.’ – Mark 13:7