A Collect to Please the Father

Spirit of the living God, great counselor and guide, lead us to walk in ways that are right and true, in keeping with your character and nature, and grant us the will to follow where you would wish us to go, that we might hear the voice of our Father telling us that he is pleased, through Jesus Christ our Savior, by whom we have received your presence and entrance into the kingdom of the Father. Amen. ‘And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”‘ – Matthew 3:16-17