A Collect to Recognize the Signs of What is to Come

Lord Jesus, who bears limitless wisdom, show us how to recognize the signs around us, that we would understand what is happening and what is coming and make ourselves ready for things to come, through you who showed us how to live and returned to the Father and Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. ‘He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”‘ – Luke 12:54-56