A Collect to Hear, Humble Ourselves, and Repent

Lord God, who doesn’t want any of us to suffer, give us ears to hear what you are truly saying, that we would not be fooled by our selfish desires or led astray by those who do not care for your ways, but humble ourselves and turn toward you and your will, through Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘T hey will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!’ – Matthew 13:42-43