A Collect to Accept God’s No

Lord Jesus, source of all good gifts, teach us to be content when you cannot give us what we request and desire, that in denial, we might not despair but discover that you are working in us to bring about something greater, through you who live and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit in glory, now and forever. Amen. ‘Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”‘ – Mark 10:39-40