Lord Jesus Christ,
light of the nations and glory of Israel:
make your home among us,
and present us pure and holy
to your heavenly Father,
your God, and our God.
This Collect is from the story of Jesus being presented in
the Temple. This was an important part of the life of a Jewish
child. This story is remembered by a famous song called 'Nunc
Dimmitis'. Some words from this song are found in this Collect
and it uses the picture of Jesus being presented in the temple to
help us think about being presented to God in worship. This story
marks the end of Epiphany.
(Collect for use on February 2nd)