A Collect to Purify our Selfish Motivations

Lord God of truth, who knows the deep places of our hearts, reveal to us any selfish and hidden motives in our hearts, that we might purify our desires and love you and others well and so bless those whom you have placed in our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. ‘For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts.’ – 1 Thes. 2:3-4