A Collect to Remember Our Blessedness Always

Good shepherd, who tends to your sheep with tenderness and strength, let us not forget your goodness toward us, even when we are in the midst of trial, persecution, or pain here on earth, that even in the midst of difficulty and suffering, we would not be overcome but be sustained by your blessing, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who intercedes with you on our behalf in the Holy Spirit forever in glory. Amen. ‘Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed.’ – I Pet. 3:13-14