A Collect for Wisdom in Authority

God of wisdom, who has given us knowledge to temper our authority, help us to discern how to use the status you give us and how best to love the people in our care, that we would lead people toward flourishing and toward more mature relationship with you and one another, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who holds the keys to your kingdom and the kingdom of your Spirit. Amen. “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” – Matthew 16:19