A Collect to Die in Order to Gain Life

Lord over life and death, who holds the keys to Sheol, show us where we must die, and give us courage to allow those parts of our hearts to be killed, that we would be resurrected with you more perfectly, living the abundant life that you have promised, through you who first died and was restored to life by your loving Father through the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him.’ – 2 Tim. 2:11