A Collect for Careful Discernment

Patient Father, whose wisdom exceeds all that humankind has created, keep us careful in discernment when dealing with spiritual realities and with our brothers and sisters, that we would not jump too quickly to judgement or be led by misplaced and broken passions, but would be motivated by love, humility, and justice for those in your care, through Jesus Christ, your only begotten son, blessed by your Spirit. Amen. ‘ Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.’ – Matthew 18:18-19