A Collect to Obey the Lord’s Call

Lord Jesus Christ, who knows the thoughts of our hearts, forgive us when we run from your call, and give us courage to follow, that we could set aside the desires of this world and enter into the kingdom of God, through you who proclaimed the good news of the kingdom and sat down at the right hand of the Father in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”‘ – Luke 9:59-60