A Collect for Working to Set Free Captives

Lord Jesus Christ, who came to release those who are in bondage, keep us from hardening our hearts so that we cannot see the oppression that yet pervades this broken world, that we might recognize our own captivity and become part of your work to set free those who remain enslaved to the powers and principalities of this age, through you who with the Father and Holy Spirit will judge the nations in righteousness at the fulfillment of all eras. Amen. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” – Luke 4:18-19