A Collect to Treasure Real Things

God of justice, whose scales measure out the rewards and punishments of nations, keep us from squandering our treasures and abilities, lest we find ourselves lacking when you come again. May we store up treasures in heaven and grow in wisdom and love here on earth that we will enjoy your pleasure and reward in time, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. “For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.” – Matthew 13:12