A Collect to See the Fruit of Jesus’ Name

Lord of life, in whose name the spirits of evil tremble, urge us to step out in faith and to do good in your name, that we might see what you will bring about and our trust in and love for you might be made strong, through you who is lives and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit in perfect joy forever. Amen. ‘John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me.”‘ – Mark 9:38-39