A Collect for Protection from Evil

Almighty Father, shield to the defenseless and of all who seek you, protect us from the forces that would keep us from following and obeying your word, that we would live in love with one another and with our enemies, as your son, our savior, showed us on Earth, and we would be one as you are one with the Son and Holy Spirit, in whose name we ask these gifts. 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