A Collect for Good Soil in Which to Grow Deep Roots

God of all creation, under whose care all things enjoy their life, plant us among good soil, and give us the nourishment we need, that our souls would put down deep roots into you and your life and we would be deeply grounded and attached to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lived on earth doing what he saw you doing and listening always to the Spirit. Amen. ‘As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away.’ – Matthew 13:20-21