A Collect to Respect God’s Justice

Righteous Judge, in whose right hand is the scepter of justice, give us courage and strength to stand before the justice you enact, for your ways are upright and true. Grant that we would honor those ways, that we would not stand before you with scales tipped heavily against us and would find mercy for our errors, through Jesus Christ, through whom we may find grace and mercy in time of need. Amen. ‘ But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.’ – Matthew 22:5-7