A Collect to Run our World Well

Almighty God, King above all other kings, open our hearts to grieve and lament now for how we have run our world and ruled our domains apart from your desires, your laws, and your values, so that when you come again, we will not see your returning in fear and regret, but with joy and gladness at the mercy and love our our lord, through Jesus Christ your son, our savior, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. ‘Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen.’ – Rev. 1:7