A Collect for God's Favor
Lord God of Heaven and Earth, who rules from the highest of thrones, look with favor on us, your servants, we who are but a breath in this world, that we would receive blessing and honor and would be lifted up to fulfill your will and rejoice and praise you for all you have done, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
'And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed."' - Luke 1:46-48