A Collect to Turn from Evil and Escape God’s Judgement

Great King above the heavens, who judges us for the evil that pours from our hearts, turn our hearts from sin and strife that we would not see your righteous indignation and escape your discipline and judgements. Teach us your good ways that we would not have to receive the wrath that such acts deserve, through Jesus Christ our Lord and example who reigns with you an the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; he expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry!’ – Isa. 5:6-7