A Collect to Trust When God Seems Absent

Invisible God, who is ever-present yet not always seen, when we cannot find you and do not feel your presence, keep us from believing that you do not care, but increase our trust in your love for us, that we would yet feel secure that you are sovereign and able to save, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. ‘But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”‘ – Mark 4:38