A Collect to Celebrate God’s Favor in Deed

Almighty Lord, who owns the cattle on every hill and every treasure hidden in the earth, give us hearts that celebrate your goodness and do not shy away from giving of ourselves in order to free your children from their burdens, that we would not merely celebrate the year of your favor with our lips, but with our service to you and to one another, through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who reigns over all in mercy and joy through the Holy Spirit. Amen. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” – Luke 4:18-19