A Collect to be Shrewd with the Things of This World

God of all knowledge, who called us to be wise as serpents, teach us to be shrewd in our dealings and sage in how we interact with this world, that we would wisely use the things of this age in order to gain access to greater and more lasting things in the age to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. ‘And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.’ – Luke 16:8