A Collect for Compassion and Joy

Spirit of Christ, who guides us in the way of truth and love, give us hearts full of love for all, that we would be drawn to give to those who are in need and might find great joy in serving all your children whom you so dearly love, through Jesus Christ our example and Lord, who took on the nature of a servant and was exalted to the right hand of the Father in you. Amen. “Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’” – Matthew 25:34-36