A Collect to Care for All People

Lord of all nations, whose love is not restricted to any group of people, open our hearts to care for all peoples as you do, that we would not fear those who are not of our own tribe or sect, but would find good and value in those who are not like us and recognize your image in them as beloved creations, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you over all the earth in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon.’ – Luke 4:25-26