A Collect to Embrace All

Gracious God, under whom are all nations and peoples, you show now favoritism but accept all who come to you with joy and love. Keep us from partiality and bias, and give us open hearts that are willing to receive all who proclaim your name, embracing them as brother and sister in you, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in perfect unity forever. Amen. ‘Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.”‘ – Acts 10:34-35