A Collect to Grow Beyond our Limitations

Almighty God, who knows the weakness of our hearts, we thank you for your mercy and for understanding our limitations. Draw us continually forward into holiness that we would not require you to make allowances for our stubbornness and sin, but we would come increasingly to live as you intended in perfect love and holiness, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, by whom we approach your throne in the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you.”‘ – Mark 10:4-5