The collect, an ancient pattern of prayer, is short and to the point, yet has a rich content. Not only are many collects included in this and other collections of prayers but persons who learn to pray in this form can quickly and easily compose appropriate prayers for all kinds of occasions.
These are the elements of a collect:
An address to God, who is (name an attribute of God), petition (starts with a verb), so that….Amen.
Create your own collect as we pray for the church together.
Who is _______________
So that ________________