A Lenten Collect to Maintain Hope for the World

Lord God Almighty, who is patient with your foolish children, you did not condemn the world. Keep us also from condemning the world, that we might, like you, maintain hope for the redemption of all, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who offered himself as a sacrifice for the salvation of the world and now reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:17