A Collect to Love God Well

Jealous God, you desire our love not merely for your own sake, but for the sake of all you have created and love. Let not our hearts become so entangled with the people and things we love that we choose them over you and your desires, for your perspective and knowledge is greater than ours, as is your love, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. ‘ Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.’ – Matthew 10:37