A Collect to Set Aside the Glory of this World

Indwelling Spirit, counselor and guide to life in the Kingdom, help us to see the futility of those things that do not lead us to life with you, that we would be willing to regard all things as unnecessary and so be capable of setting them aside in order to draw closer to Christ, through him who with you and the Father created all things and reign over them in perpetual glory, love, and honor. Amen. ‘Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.’ – Phil. 3:7-8