A Collect to Remain One Even in Conflict

Father of all creation, whose love knows no limitations, help us to remain one household even as we are divided amongst ourselves and to resist the temptation of schism and strife, that we would yet love one another even in our differences and disagreements as you have taught us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who loved us to the end and sat down at your right hand in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three.’ – Luke 12:51-52