A Collect to Receive and Proclaim God’s Peace

Lord Jesus, in whom we find life as it was intended, as you have proclaimed peace to us all, give us grace to receive that peace and to invite others into it, that we might all stand with one another, united in our brotherhood and sisterhood before our perfect Father through the mercy of the Spirit, through you our Savior and Lord. Amen. ‘So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father.’ – Eph. 2:17-18