A Collect for Being Pricked by the Spirit’s Words

Spirit of Christ, who lives and speaks to us now, keep our hearts from being hardened at your words, and open us up to what you are saying, that we would be pricked and astounded by what you reveal to us however you speak and would seek to hear and follow you all the more, through Jesus Christ our Lord, by you reigns with the Father in glory. Amen. ‘They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.’ – Mark 1:21-22