A Collect to Hope in Suffering

God of wisdom, who understands what is necessary for your children and sympathizes with our struggles, give us vision to see beyond our sufferings to what those trials may produce, that we would be encouraged in the difficulty and find hope that good may come even from pain, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who suffered on our behalf and sat down at your right hand with the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.’ – Rom. 5:3