A Collect for Mercy when Rejecting God

Lord Jesus, author of life, holy and righteous, have mercy on us who reject you and turn to our own plans for deliverance and prosperity. Grant us the opportunity to turn to you again and again when we fail, that we might learn that you are our hope and our life and trust in you more and more, through you whom the Father raised to life through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.” – Acts 3:13-15