A Collect to Speak Truth

God of truth, in whom there can be no deception or guile, give us hearts that desire to speak nothing but the truth, that we would become completely trustworthy to our neighbors, wise stewards of our words whose integrity can be relied upon, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who spoke great truths to us before ascending to you and granting us the Spirit of truth to remain among his children. Amen. “Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’ But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.” – Matthew 5:33-37