A Collect to Be Grateful for Our Redemption

Spirit of Christ Jesus, sent into our hearts to speak the truth, open us to the reality of being enslaved to sin and self-destruction, but open us also to your redemption and adoption of us as your children, that we would be ever grateful for your kindness towards us and desirous of being worthy of your calling, through Jesus Christ our savior, who reigns with the Father in you in perpetual light, now and forever. Amen. ‘But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.’ – Gal. 4:4-7