A Collect to Give to All Their Due

Lord God Almighty, who reigns over all things in grace and justice, grant to us faithful and willing hearts, that we would give to all those who are owed their due, whether it be respect for earthly authorities, love to all those who bear your image, or honor to you who gives life to everything, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in perpetual glory, now and forever. Amen. ‘”Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, “Whose head is this, and whose title?” They answered, “The emperor’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”‘ – Matthew 22:19-21