A Collect to Use Our Authority Well

Master of the house, builder of all creation, help us to be faithful to the work you have set for us to do, that we would utilize the authority we have to nourish the world and help creation to run smoothly as you would, seeking beauty and promoting harmony throughout, through Jesus Christ your son our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘ It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.’ – Mark 13:34