A Lenten Collect to Recognize What We Must Deny of Ourselves

Rabbi Jesus, who walks in the ways of the Kingdom of God, show us where our hearts cling to our own ways and pleasures and desires, that we might understand what we must cast off in order to follow you and enter into your life, through you who gave much for our sake and received back from the Father and Holy Spirit all that you had left and more. Amen. ‘He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”‘ – Mark 8:34