A Collect to Proclaim the Kingdom Near

King of Kings, who rules the world in justice and care, fill our mouths with assurances that you are present and active in the world and that you have not abandoned us in our foolishness and sin, that we and those who would hear would be encouraged by your mercy and grace, enabled to do those things you have prepared for us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who through you and the Holy Spirit showed us your kingdom directly that we would follow. Amen. “As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’” – Matthew 10:7