A Collect for Soft Hearts

Holy Spirit, who works deep within the human heart, reveal to us where our hearts are hard and resist your work within, that we might cease our fight against you and allow you to grow deep into our souls and transform us into your likeness, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Father loved us before the foundation of the world. 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