A Collect to Be Free from Unnecessary Attachments

Lord of the heavenly host, who calls us to something higher than we may see, keep us from being overly attached to the cares and troubles of this world, that we would be free to respond to you when you call and leave behind those things that may tempt us to refuse your invitations, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.’ – Mark 1:19-20