A Collect to Shun Words without Deeds

Great vinedresser, who has adopted us as sons and daughters, keep us from speaking without acting and from believing that our words are all that you desire, that we would become your hands and feet in the world and enact your will and your love, through Jesus Christ the vine, who in connection to you provides for us your Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘ “What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.”‘ – Matthew 21:28-31