A Collect to Suffer Well

Anointed one, who bore the sins of the world as the final sacrifice and fulfillment of the law, teach us to suffer well and to willingly take on those pains necessary for our purification and the continuation of your work in the world, that we would be glorified as you were glorified and the redemption of your creation might be brought closer to its perfection, through you who reigns in heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. ‘It is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ–if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.’ – Rom. 8:16-17