A Collect to Attach to Things that Last

Lord of Heaven, whose nature is spirit and truth, teach us to attach to the things of heaven and to one another as the source of our happiness, that we would not be left barren and naked at the end of our days but be received into your arms with pleasures that will last in your eternal kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect joy and love, world without end. Amen. “And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’” – Luke 12:19-20