A Collect to Be Filled with the Knowledge of Jesus

Messiah and Lord, the image of the invisible God, fill our hearts with understanding of your nature and identity, that we would be awed by the realization of who you are and filled with joy at your willingness to invite us into relationship with you and be changed into your likeness, through you who is one with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘ He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”‘ – Matthew 16:15-16