A Collect for Wisdom in Discerning Signs

Risen Lord, who ascended to the Father’s right hand, give us discerning hearts and attentive eyes to see and understand the signs of what is coming, that we would neither be caught unaware nor overzealous and seeing what is not there, but shrewd, making ourselves ready for all that you have prepared, through you who reigns by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.” – Mark 13:28-29