A Collect of Thanks for Christ’s Embrace of Us

Eternal Christ, savior of the world and lover of all humanity, we are humbled and grateful for your choosing of us, your embracing and adopting of we who are needy and broken. May we glorify you in all our lives, that your acceptance would not be in vain but would result in praise and joy for you and for all the world, through you who lives and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit in glory and wonder. Amen. ‘I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them.’ – John 17:9-10