A Collect to Bear Fruit of Righteousness

Judge over all creation, who watches over the hearts and actions of all people, incline our hearts to bear fruit of righteousness and love, that we would not be cut down as useless to your kingdom, but would be nourished and made strong through your care, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. “Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” – Luke 3:9