A Collect to Be Prepared Even in Rest

Lord Jesus, who knows our weariness and struggles for you bore our limited frame, we do not know when you will appear and call to us, so help us to be ready. Even when we rest, let us yet still be prepared to receive you and the works you have planned for us to do in your world, through you who reigns king of kings with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. “But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.” – Luke 12:39-40