A Collect of Thanks for God’s Mercy and Offer of Reconciliation

Almighty God, who bears power beyond our understanding, enough to destroy us with but a thought, we thank you for your mercy and your desire and willingness to bring about reconciliation with us, your rebellious and broken children. Grant us hearts that would desire likewise to turn to you, desirous of reconciliation and peace that flourishes as friendship between creator and created, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who gave himself for that peace and sat down at your right hand with the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ – Rom 5:1