A Collect to Hear the Good News of Today

Lord of heaven and earth, who proclaimed to Galilee and all Judea the good news, open our ears to hear the good news you proclaim now to us, that we would be strengthened by your words and emboldened to live as you lived and call us to follow, healing the sick, lifting up the poor, and comforting those who grieve, through you who ascended to the right hand of the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.’ – Mark 1:14