A Collect for the 6th Week after Pentecost

O Lord, who spoke wisdom in parables and taught many through stories that mirrored the people’s lives and hearts, teach us to recognize when wisdom is being stolen from us, when we are tempted to give up in the face of trials, and when our hearts are being choked by promises of pleasure and wealth and vanity, so that we might seek out the richness of life with you and grow in love, joy, and peace, who was and is and is to come. Amen. The Sower by Van Gogh #Collect #Prayer #parable #sower #fruit