A Collect to Rejoice in Difficulty

Savior of the world, sent by the Father in his great love, help us to see the salvation you are bringing even as we live in troubled times, that we would look to you and to the future with joy, trusting in your goodness, through you who with the Father and Holy Spirit are building a place for us. Amen. ‘ The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”‘ – Matthew 21:9