A Collect to Keep Going Despite Suffering

Lord Jesus Christ, who willingly endured the cross for our sake, grant us perseverance to continue onward even after suffering and rejection, for we know that you are with us and will never forsake us, and you take joy in our successes, and even moreso in the fulfillment of your call to us as ambassadors for you in the world, through you who reigns from heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit, one God, in joyous union forever and ever. Amen. ‘You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition.’ – 1 Thes 2:1-2