A Collect to Hold This World Lightly

Eternal God, who alone is unchangeable, teach us to hold lightly the things of this world, that when they crumble or are lost to the changes and chances of time, we may yet cling to you and find our joy and solace in your presence, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you an the Holy Spirit, one God, from age to age and to eternity. Amen. ‘When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.”‘ – Luke 21:5-6