A Collect to Not Expect Ease

Lord of Heaven and Earth, who is sovereign over all things, even your disciples who were with you physically yet experienced storm and turmoil. Let us not fall prey to the lie that we will escape those things, but give us comfort in your presence, that even as the waves threaten to overtake us we might rest secure in your will, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect love forever. Amen. ‘A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion.’ – Mark 4:37-38