A Collect to Hold on to the Words of Jesus

Heavenly Father, whom all the elements of creation obey, call us again to listen to your beloved Son, that we might hold on to his words and obey all that you speak through him and so live according to your ways and your wisdom, through Jesus Christ your son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. ‘Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”‘ – Mark 9:7