A Collect to Not Spurn the Spirit’s Invitations

Ever-present Spirit, whose wisdom exceeds all that which humanity has garnered, keep us from spurning your invitations and rejecting you offers, that we would neither offend you nor fail to receive the good gifts you set before us and might enjoy the feasts that you have prepared, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with the Father in you, world without end. Amen. “‘Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’ But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them.” – Matthew 22:4-6