A Collect for Detachment from Earthly Things

Lord of creation, at whose word all things came into being, keep us from overweening attachment to the things of this world, that we would be free to respond to your calls and invitations and able to receive new gifts from you that will continually nourish our souls, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is sustained by your words and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.’ – Luke 14:33