Dear Father, director of history,
forgive us all the speculation we have done concerning times and seasons.
Our curiosity has sometimes gotten the better of us,
going far beyond what Your word reveals.
Driven by our fears, we too easily pay attention to those who put their trust in people who play into the hands of evil power, so we listen to gods that are not gods.
Teach us to be content with the gospel of your coming kingdom,
and to trust Jesus, the victorious one
who will expose the lawless one,
and destroy him and his works.
May we learn to be content with the assurance of sanctification we have from You,
for we trust that we live under your protecting care.
Dear God, take away our fears and anxious curiosity through Jesus Christ who loves us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and hope.
Comfort and strengthen us in every good work and word.
Through Christ our Lord.