A Collect to Use God’s Gifts to Do Good in the World

LORD God, who has entrusted much to us, your servants here on earth, let us not hide and bury that which you have entrusted to us, that we would put to use your gifts and so not only fulfill our responsibilities, but also do good in the world, blessing those you place in our path, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and ascended to your right hand in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.’ – Matthew 25:18