Gather up our broken threads,The Reverend Kay Sylvester
Weaver of Love.
Run through the pattern of our lives
the bright thread of your Spirit,
and remake us in your beautiful image.
Transform our loss and pain,
our despair and our uncertainty
into resilience and compassion,
so that we may follow the Risen Christ
in loving the world with your love.
We pray because of the one
who bears the scars of living.
This Collect was written for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles 2022 Clergy Conference — our first in person re-gathering after the Pandemic Diaspora — by the Reverend Kay Sylvester … Rector of St. Paul’s, Tustin, the co-chair of the Bishop’s Commission on Liturgy & Music and one of the conference organizers.