A Collect of Good News to the Poor

Son of Man, who grew in stature amidst struggle and lack, make our ears ring with your proclamation of good news to the poor, that our hearts would resonate accordingly, to be filled with hope and with generosity, to receive and to give as you showed us, through you who with the Father and Holy Spirit is the source of all good gifts. 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