A Collect to Hear the Voice of the Wilderness

Spirit of Truth, who speaks to us in a gentle wind, give us ears to hear the voice of those speaking from the wilderness, and let not the noise of the city and the world drown it out, that we would hear your wisdom and be made ready for what you will do in our hearts and in our midst, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who will come again to judge the world through you and in the authority of the Father. Amen. ‘…as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’”‘ – Luke 3:4