A Collect to Remember and Be Strengthened

Almighty God, who shields us from many troubles, cause us to recall the wonders you have done and the gifts you have given us over our lives, that we would be strengthened by the memory of your grace and the hope of what you will do in the future and will be emboldened to dedicate ourselves to you ever more fully, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ‘ Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods; for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; and the LORD drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God.”‘ – Joshua 24:16-18