A Collect to Turn our Eyes to God in Distress

Almighty God, who watches over us from highest heaven, when we are distressed and confused, in fear of the state of the world and troubled by all that afflicts the world, turn our eyes to you, that we would see your hand and trust in your protection, knowing that even in the tumult, you are sovereign lord over all things and are coming at the appropriate time, through Jesus Christ our Lord, for whom we wait along with you and the Holy Spirit. 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.” – Luke 21:25-27