Collect for the Day: Luke 18: 9-14

Here’s a collect for the day inspired by Luke 18: 9-14, the parable of the Pharisee and the publican.  It comes from David Beswick’s Home Page.

(inspired by Luke 18: 9-14)

Lord God of justice,
you know no favourites and show no partiality;
but you have given us assurance
that the prayers of the lowly pierce the clouds,
their petitions reach the heavens.
Look upon us who come before you
as did the penitent tax collector,
and grant that we may open ourselves with confidence in your mercy,
and be justified by your grace.
We ask this through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

~ posted on David Beswick’s Home Page