A Lenten Collect to be Willing to Change

Spirit of God, who lives within us and empowers us to live as Jesus lived, grant us the willingness to be changed and to let go of what we believe defines us, that we might fulfill your design for us and produce good fruit in the world and for the Kingdom of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Father in glory forever and ever. Amen.

‘Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.’ – John 12:24-25