A Collect to See God in the Unexpected

God of the unexpected, who works for good in ways we do not always see, enlarge our trust in you and in what you are doing in and for us, that when the unexpected occurs, we will not be overly dismayed by the shaking up of our lives, but will rejoice that you are active and bringing about good for your people, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘ The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.”‘ – Luke 1:35-37