A Collect to Recognize Our Straying from God’s Invitation

Great King of Heaven, whose reign is wisdom and peace and nourishment, show us how we seek to enter your kingdom wrongly, to force our way by our own wiles and demands, that we might recognize our foolishness and seek humbly to enter through the door you have provided happily for our use and be welcomed into your presence as children and sheep entrusted into your care, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit.’ – John 10:1