A Collect for Readiness for Jesus’ Returning

Lord Jesus Christ, almighty son of the Most High, we wait for your returning with anticipation and trembling, knowing that it will be a day of both redemption and also of fire. May we be driven to repentance by the expectation of your coming, that our lives would be worthy of your presence in all its fulness, through you who reigns from on high with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”‘ – Luke 3:15-16