A Lenten Collect to Not Spurn the Lord’s Invitations

Patient Father, who tarries with your sinful children, how often we spurn and reject the invitations you send to us, enamored with our childish toys and base desires. Give us hearts that are willing to hear the difficult things you tell us, that we could work through those difficulties and find life on the other side, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who went through pain for our sake and ascended to you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it!’ – Luke 13:34