A Collect to Share our Griefs with God

Ever-present comforter, sent to be with us in every circumstance, may we lay our troubles and griefs before you openly, trusting that you hear us and that you are moved with us, sharing our hurts and granting comfort by your nearness and love, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who suffered for our sake and was raised to new life in you through the power of the Almighty Father. Amen. ‘When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved.’ – John 11:32-33