A Collect of Gratitude for Those Preparing the Way

Lord Jesus Christ, sent in to the world for our sake, we thank you for those you have placed in our paths to prepare the way for your coming. Help us to be attentive to their words and gentle nudging, that when you speak through them, our hearts would be open and receptive for when you bring your work to and in us, through you who continue to work miracles among your people. Amen. ‘As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’”‘ – Mark 1:2-3