A Collect to Truly Recognize Jesus as Messiah

Anointed One, who holds the keys to life and death, kindle in our deepest hearts a true recognition of you as Messiah and Lord, that we might be filled with desire to truly follow you – to live as you lived and to learn from your ways and so become people who are true daughters and sons of the Father, through you who was lifted up and seated at the right hand of the Father in the Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. ‘He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”‘ – Matthew 16:16