A Lenten Collect to Do Good in Secret

Almighty God, who does immeasurable good for us that we do not see, teach us to become content with not being lauded for our goodness, that we might do what is right and loving for the sake of others and for the sake of the good it does in the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who sacrificed his life for all our sakes and now reigns in perpetual light at your right hand in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.’ – Matthew 6:3-4