A Collect for Joy and a Sense of God’s Presence

Almighty God, Lord of Heaven and Earth, turn our hearts to sense your presence with us, and when we feel you near, may we be filled with gratitude and joy, buoyed by the love that you show in calling us your own, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who extends the love of you and the Holy Spirit for one another to us, your creations. Amen. ‘So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.’ – 2 Sam. 6:15