A Lenten Collect to Escape Jealousy

Compassionate Father, who celebrates the good deeds of your children, forgive us our anger when we grow frustrated when others receive what we believe we deserve. Teach us to rejoice with others’ good fortune and trust in your love and timing, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who alone lived as you command and sent the Holy Spirit to teach us his ways. Amen. “But he answered his father, ‘Listen! For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends.’” – Luke 15:29