A Collect to Embrace God’s Values

Merciful Lord, whose thoughts are not our thoughts, turn our eyes to the things that are most important to you and your ways, that we would not reject those values and truths which form the foundation of your kingdom, but build on that foundation a temple suitable for your glory, through Jesus Christ, our great teacher, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in majesty. Amen. ‘ Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?”‘ – Matthew 21:42