A Collect to See Christ’s Kingdom Present

Lord of all, whose kingdom shall have no end, open our eyes to see your kingdom present and around us, that we would eschew discouragement and trust instead that, even when darkness seems to encroach, you are active and working to care for those who trust in you, through you who reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. ‘Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”‘ – Mark 1:14-15