A Collect for Wisdom for the Future

You who stands outside of time, who knows the end from the beginning, grant us wisdom to know how to be prepared for what is to come, that we would be equipped to face the future, trusting in your provision while also being faithful stewards of what you have already given for us to use, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who gave himself for our sake and was raised to new life with you through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.’ – Matthew 25:2-4