A Collect to Flourish

Spirit of the Living God, who breathes life all the world, nurture the seeds you have planted in us, that they may grow and flourish in our hearts and cause us to become like you, generous and caring to all those around us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Father are bound together in perfect love. Amen. ‘ He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”‘ – Matthew 13:31-32