A Collect to Please the Lord

Father in Heaven, who watches over the earth and all your creation, may we fulfill the good works you have laid out for us, that you would be well pleased with us as you are with your beloved son, through him who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in holiness and majesty, world without end. Amen. ‘In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”‘ – Mark 1:9-11