The Collect at Mass on Sunday, the 8th in Ordinary Time, and the last before Lent, has us pray for the rule of God, here, now.
Grant us, O Lord, we pray,
that the course of our world
may be directed by your peaceful rule
and that your Church may rejoice,
untroubled in her devotion.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
At the end of Lent we remember Jesus in agony at the suffering that awaits him continuing to pray that, in all, God’s will be
done – whatever the cost.
There is a peace that goes deeper than superficial peace and apparent good order. Even in our agonies to respond properly, in any way adequately, to God’s faithfulness to us, we can be ‘untroubled’.
Let us pray for those who face troubles today, and hope they will pray for us.