A Collect to Be Quick to Listen

Gracious God, who welcomes us with joy into your kingdom, keep us from being quick or eager to debate and to be right, that we might not be overcome with pride, but would be willing to listen and understand one another, patient and gracious with all, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns over us in perfect love with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions.’ – Rom. 14:1