A Collect to Understand God’s Ways

God of wisdom, who sows seeds that can nourish the heart, grant to us understanding of your will and your ways, and give us patience and courage as we seek out the truth, that we would not miss what you are teaching us, but find real life in your presence and your words, through Jesus Christ, the Word of Life, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. ‘When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path.’ – Matthew 13:19