A Collect to Accomplish the Mission of God

Good Shepherd, who provides teaching and healing for a needy world, send out your people to accomplish your works, and give us hearts that will respond to your call, that diseases might be cured, healing be provided, wisdom be displayed, and love be spread so that the fruit of your Spirit would sprout throughout the earth, through you who lives with the Father and Holy Spirit in great glory. Amen. ‘ When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”‘ – Matthew 9:36-38