A Collect for Protection and Unity

Loving Father, who cares for all those who are part of his creation, shield us against those forces that would steal, kill, and destroy, that we would be bound together in the name of your son and find unity in loving relationship, just as you enjoy with the Son and Holy Spirit, in whose name we offer these requests to you. Amen. ‘ And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.’ – John 17:11