A Collect to Eschew The Worries of This Life

Gracious Lord, who knows the weakness of our frames, keep us from those things that steal life from us and trap us in the things of this world, and brighten our hearts to delight in the things of your kingdom and that which will last through all ages, satisfying our souls and yours as well, through Jesus Christ our savior, who walked among us and ascended to you and the Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth.” – Luke 21:34-35