A Lenten Collect for the Willingness to Suffer

Lord Jesus Christ, who went willingly into the hands of those who abused you, grant us willing hearts to suffer in the same way, that we would not resist danger, death, or the loss of those things precious to us in the face of God’s promise of greater things, through you who was raised to life and exalted to the right hand of the Father in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’ – Mark 8:34