A Collect to Be Devoted to God’s True Desires for Us

Almighty God, who gave us the Law for our good and not your own, teach us what you truly desire of us, and let us take it in to our souls, that we would not focus on secondary matters but would devote ourselves to your ways of justice, mercy, and humility and so be children of our Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.” – Matthew 9:13