A Collect to Know Jesus and Know the Father

Son of Man, who was glorified through your giving of yourself for the world, grant that we should know the Father and know you, that in our bond with you, the source of all life, we might have real life and life eternal, through you who lives in heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit in joyous life forever and ever. Amen. ‘After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”‘ – John 17:1-3