A Collect for the Lord to Not Tarry

Lord God, mighty to save and rule yet gentle with those in your care, do not tarry in returning to us, that we would be gathered together safely in your presence, led by your love and cared for as by a gentle shepherd, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in power and glory forever and ever. Amen. ‘See, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.’ – Isa. 40:10-11