A Collect to Listen in the Wilderness

Breath of God, who blows through the world in quiet if we would but notice, give us courage to step into the wilderness and abide there in waiting for you, that your word might come to us and we would not miss it because of the busyness of the city and the world, but we would hear what you are saying and receive that which would be a blessing to us and to many, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Father in eternity. Amen. ‘… during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.’ – Luke 3:2