A Collect for God’s Favor

Almighty God, Savior of all people, look with favor on your people, and give special attention to those who are in trouble, despair, or need, and bless them greatly, that many will see and praise you for your goodness, and your people will sing and rejoice to you because of your great kindness, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect glory. Amen. “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed.” – Luke 1:46-48