A Lenten Collect for Willingness to Go into Difficult Places

Spirit of the Lord, source of wisdom and understanding, encourage our hearts in the face of trials and difficulties, that we might be willing to go into difficult places where we might face fears and loneliness and danger, trusting that you are with us and that ultimately, your servants will wait on us as they did our savior, Jesus, through him who showed us the way to the Father and now reigns with him and you in glory forever. Amen. ‘And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.’ – Mark 1:12-13