A Collect to Accept God’s Testing

All-knowing Father, who sees into our hearts and knows our minds, test us and stretch us to draw us beyond ourselves, that we would understand better our own hearts and be moved to grow and become more than we are, more like the image of your beloved son and able to walk in his footsteps, through him who trusted in you and was connected always to your Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do.’ – John 6:5-6