A Collect to Trust in God’s Sanctification and Redemption

Gracious Lord, who guides all creation along its course, when we endure distress and confusion around us, give us a firm place to stand in you, that we would trust that you are using all things to redeem us and sanctify us, making us more like your beloved son, Jesus Christ, through whom we approach your throne and who reigns with you in the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen. “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” – Luke 21:25-28