A Collect to Value what the Lord Values

Lord God Almighty, who knows the thoughts and intentions of the heart, keep us from focusing overly much on that which matters little, but keep our eyes attentive to what matters to you, that we would value what you value and so be like our Father, attentive to justice and mercy and living humbly with the Lord, through Jesus Christ, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen. ‘Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.”‘ – Matthew 15:10-11