A Collect to Root Deeply in God

Loving God, who sends rain and sun on both the just and unjust, let nothing block us from rooting deeply in you and your ways, that in difficult times, we would not be shaken but hold steadily to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who was always with you on earth and, at the end of the appointed time, ascended to you in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away.’ – Matthew 13:20-21