A Collect to Recognize God’s True Witnesses

Loving God, whose nature is light and life, help us to recognize those whom you have sent as witnesses and ministers of you, that we would not miss what you offer or be misled by those who falsely speak of you, but would be guided well into your light and into the invitations you speak to us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who ascended to you and the Holy Spirit to prepare a place for us. Amen. ‘There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.’ – John 1:6-7