A Collect to Remain Close to Jesus in Trouble

Lord Jesus, who remained ever steady in your closeness to the Father, grant that we also might remain close to you, that when we must endure suffering and rejection, we would yet have a place of love and peace in your presence and so be able to stand in the face of trouble, through you who died but was raised to new life through the power of the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.’ – Mark 8:31