A Collect to Take Courage in God

Lord of hosts, at whose command the earth moves in order to do your will, let us find our courage in your presence with us, that we might escape anxiety and despair, defeat and dejection, knowing that you are for us and work ever towards our good, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns king of all creation, ruling alongside you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Yet now take courage, O Zerubbabel, says the LORD; take courage, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; take courage, all you people of the land, says the LORD; work, for I am with you, says the LORD of hosts.’ – Haggai 2:4