A Lenten Collect to Turn from Earthly Treasures

Almighty God, who reserves for us treasures of greater value than we know, we repent of our attachment to money and fame and the esteem of others. Forgive us for chasing after things that do not ultimately have meaning, and draw our hearts to love you and the things that you love, which will yet last forever, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit are and have been and will be the source of all good gifts. Amen. ‘”Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”‘ – Matthew 6:19-21