A Collect to Trust When We Do Not Understand

Great and all-knowing God, whose thoughts are far above our thoughts, strengthen our faith when we do not understand what you are saying to us, that we would be able to remain patient and at peace, knowing that even if we do not comprehend you, we may yet trust in your wisdom and love, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect love, world without end. Amen. ‘He said to them, “Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he said to them.’ – Luke 2:49-50