A Collect to Accept God’s Discipline

Righteous Judge, in whom there is no malice nor evil intent, give us grace to accept your judgements and to receive your discipline, trusting that you are right in what you choose to do, yet show mercy that even in your judgements, we will not be destroyed but inspired to turn to your ways, through Jesus Christ our Savior, by whom we are reconciled with you in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it? When I expected it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.’ – Isa. 5:4-5