A Collect Asking for Hope

Almighty God, who sees and grieves over the difficulties of your people, bring good news and fulfill your promises soon, that our hopes would be satisfied, and we would find relief from the evil and oppression, from pains and loss, from shackles of iron, culture, and law, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who proclaimed hope to the lowly and will lift them up to be with him and you in the Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. ‘The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners.’ – Isa. 61:1