A Collect for Waiting for Christ’s Return

Tarrying Lord, whose timing is not our own, we do not know when you will reappear, but we await you with what strength and patience we have. Give us endurance to keep looking for your appearing that we do not give up hope, through you who ascended to the Father and Holy Spirit and will come again in glory. Amen. “As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’” – Matthew 25:5-6