A Collect to Remember God’s Joy

God of joy, who is always seeking us when we are lost, remind us that you don’t seek us out of duty or anger, but out of a desire to show us love and rejoice when we are reunited, though Jesus Christ our Lord, who was always with you and the Holy Spirit, happy always in one anothers’ presence. Amen.
“If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.” – Matthew 18:12-13