A Lenten Collect to Not Waste Ourselves on Emptiness

Jehovah Jirah, who provides for every living thing, open our eyes to recognize those things that we have devoted ourselves to yet do not nourish our bodies or souls, lest we continue to waste ourselves on empty things and miss the good and delightful food that you offer us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit holds the keys to life and death. Amen. ‘Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.’ – Isa. 55:2