A Collect for Mercy in Judgement

Almighty God, in whose hand is authority over all creation, you have the right to sift through us and sort us as you will. We ask that you be merciful and generous in your decisions, that our sins would not outweigh the good you have done through us and that we would be allowed to sit at your right hand, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen. ‘ All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.’ – Matthew 25:32-33