A Collect to Choose Real Life

Lord of life, who desires that all should embrace the good you have prepared for your creation, keep us from clinging to old and destructive ways of being, that despite the struggle and pain of change, we would not miss out on the true life that you offer to us and so find what our hearts desire, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in glory forever. Amen. ‘Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.’ – Matthew 10:39