A Collect for Joy Made Perfect through Love

Loving Father, who reached down to your creatures to embrace us, may we be so enfolded by your love that our hearts would overflow with the joy that is in you. Let us hear your words and take them in wholly, that our joy may be complete as you have promised, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with the Father and Holy Spirit live forever in glory and wonder. Amen. ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.’ – John 15:9-11