A Lenten Collect for Calmed Anxieties

Almighty King, who rules over the earth with graciousness, we ofttimes succumb to the fears and dangers of this world. Calm our hearts and soothe our fears with the promise of your coming, that we would be able to march into the world with boldness, trusting in your care and protection to keep us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is coming again, sent from you in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” – John 12:15 Are there things that are making you afraid or anxious? Does it change anything to envision Jesus coming in power as your guide and protector? What would that look like exactly? Can you hold on to that image as you walk into anxiety-producing situations?