A Lenten Collect to Follow Jesus

Lord Jesus, shepherd of we who are your sheep, keep us fixed on you and where you are leading, that we would not be lost in our own ways and narrow visions, but be able to see and follow you, walking in the path you are laying before us to fulfil the good works you have prepared in advance, through you who lives with the Father and Holy Spirit in love and unity forever. Amen. ‘Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.’ – John 12:26 What’s the biggest challenge you have in following the Holy Spirit’s leading? Noticing what he’s doing? Your own desires or situations feeling more urgent? The risks and costs of stepping out? What do you need to ask of Jesus to be better able to follow him?