A Collect to Recognize Evil and Good

Lord of heaven, who reigns over all that was, is, and shall be, help us to recognize the weeds within good grain, that we would not be surprised or fooled by evil in the midst of good, but would remain steadfast in looking to you and your example of life and love in the kingdom of heaven, through Jesus Christ, your son, our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit forever in glory. Amen. ‘He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away.”‘ – Matthew 13:24-25