A Collect to Experience God’s Presence in Darkness

Gracious Father, who is closer than our very breath, be near to us in times of trouble and darkness, and let us see and feel you in our anxiety, that even as we tremble, we might yet be comforted in the knowledge that we are not alone and that you are at work around us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. ‘So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.’ – Luke 21:31