A Lenten Collect for Unentangled Motives

Father in heaven, who knows the thoughts and intentions of all our hearts, open our eyes to see how we are seeking the esteem and approval of others, that we would be able to ground ourselves in your love and the love of caring others and be free to do all things with generous and unentangled hearts, through Jesus Christ our example, who gave of himself freely for our sake and was exalted to the highest place at your side in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.’ – Matthew 6:1