A Collect to Accept When Suffering Comes

Almighty One, who directs the steps of kings and paupers alike, let us not expect that our walk in this broken world would be always straightforward or pleasant, and let us not be surprised when suffering comes, but when it does, draw our hearts to you that we would walk with you and fulfill your will along the journey, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. “I myself will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” – Acts 9:16