A Collect for Wisdom and Innocence

Loving Lord, who sends us out to continue your redemptive mission, keep us from arrogance and foolishness, that our attempts to follow in your footsteps would not bring injury to ourselves or to your name and that your call to draw together a community of love would flourish on this earth, through you who hears the Father and Holy Spirit for you are one with them. Amen. ‘ See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.’ – Matthew 10:16