A Collect to Anticipate but Endure Conflict

Mighty Lord, who commands all the armies of heaven, keep us from the temptation to believe that your presence with us will keep us from trouble and danger, so that we would not be surprised when conflict comes but would trust that your care would bring us through to the other side, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who suffered for confessing you and your ways and sat down at your right hand in the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” – Matthew 10:34