A Collect to Remember in Suffering
God of power, but also of compassion, we live in a world that groans under the strain of sin, and struggle and suffering are never far from us. Even so, let not these pains move us from you, but give us the strength to hold on to your love and sovereignty even in grief and hardship, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit rules the earth with wisdom. Amen.
'Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him."' - John 11:21-22