A Collect to Make Secrets Known

Lord Jesus, who knows what is in all of our hearts, bring to light those buried and secret thoughts of the ones who wield and seek power, that the people might know the truth and choose for themselves what is good, through you who was born to overturn systems of oppression and bring to earth your Father’s heavenly kingdom through the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed–and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”‘ – Luke 2:34-35