A Collect to Hold on to the Good in Hard Times

Lord Jesus, who comforts us in our struggles through the Holy Spirit, when circumstances are a struggle and we find ourselves disheartened or at a loss, help us to hold on to the truth that you can and will work to create good things even in the struggle, that we would not lose hope or despair, but would trust that you will send what we need, through you who lives with the Father and Holy Spirit in perfect joy. Amen. ‘But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.’ – John 16:6-7