A Collect to Escape False Teaching

God of wisdom, in whom is all knowledge and insight, keep us from being manipulated by false teachers and those who distort the truth. Help us to hold fast to your message and the good news of your presence with us and our call to be like you – humble, loving, just, and merciful, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who loved us to the end and took his place at your side in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is near!’ Do not go after them.”‘ – Luke 21:8