A Collect to Act with Courage in Fear

LORD God Almighty, who was and is and is to come, let not our fears drive us to abandon our responsibilities, but grant us courage that we would fulfill your will even when we are afraid, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who received life out of death and is now seated at your right hand with the Holy Spirit in glory forever. Amen. “Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’” – Matthew 25:24-25