A Collect to See the Joy that Comes After the Struggle

Gracious Father, who knows the end from the beginning and whose eyes miss nothing in all creation, reveal to us the good that comes from our struggles, and open our eyes to see what the future may hold, that like a mother anticipating her coming child, we will accept the pains we must endure for the joy that we will receive at the end, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen. ‘I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.’ – Rom. 8:18