A Collect to Know Jesus Near

Jesus, our beloved friend, be near us and make yourself known as present beside us, that in our loneliness and anxiety, we would not succumb to depression and despair but would find comfort in your love, through you who gave himself for our sake and sat down at the right hand of the Father in the Holy Spirit. Amen. “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.” – John 14:18