A Collect for Flourishing

Lord of life and growth, who has seeded the world with evidence of your ways, open us up to how you have designed us to live and thrive, that we would bear real fruit of your Spirit, flourishing with love, joy, and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and and Holy Spirit created the universe for your pleasure. Amen. ” But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” – Matthew 13:23