A Collect to Remain Innocent in the World

Wise Father, shield to those who serve you, protect us from those who would harm us, and keep us from becoming like them, that we would not live by the world’s rules but would trust in you, remaining clean for your sake and the sake of all those you love, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who ascended to you and the Holy Spirit in glory. Amen. ‘Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.’ – Luke 10:3