A Collect to Remain Stable in the Face of Insults

Gracious Lord, whose love extends even to those who hated you, keep our hearts secure in you, trusting in your love and in your way of living in the world, that we would not be shaken by those who would assail and persecute us for doing good and would remain worthy ambassadors for your kingdom, though you who is alive and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit in heaven. Amen. ‘If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!’ – Matthew 10:25