A Collect to be Slow to Anger

Almighty God, who commands the forces of nature at your whim, let us not be quick to condemn or to enact wrath and vengeance on others, that we would learn how to be gentle and forgiving as you are, tarrying long with those who do not or will not understand with the hope that light may dawn on them as well, through Jesus Christ our shepherd, who leads us through dark valleys and green pastures to you in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But he turned and rebuked them.’ – Luke 9:54-55