A Collect for God to Show His Power on Behalf of the Needy

Shield and defender of the weak, whose might is exercised on behalf of the vulnerable, we await your coming in power and long for the day you will scatter the proud and pull down the corrupt from their thrones to lift up those who have endured their trouble. Fill us with good things, Lord, that we would remember your mercy and tell of your goodness to all the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ‘ He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy.’ – Luke 1:51-54