God, our refuge and strength,
bring near the day when wars shall cease
and poverty and pain shall end,
that earth may know the peace of heaven
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
In the four weeks before Advent we think of the coming of the
Kingdom of God, the coming together of all our Christian values
into a perfect world. This Collect helps us think of that perfect
world and reminds us that it is because of Jesus that this perfect
world is possible.
(Collect for use in the 4 weeks before Advent)