A Collect to See Our Own Hearts

God of all things, who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, open our eyes to see how our spending reveals the truth of our hearts, that we would know our values and be able to see if what is in our souls aligns with what is in yours, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who loved us to the end and sat down at your right hand in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”‘ – Mark 12:41-44