Collects and Thoughts

  • A Lenten Collect to Not Seek to Take Advantage

    A Lenten Collect to Not Seek to Take Advantage

    Indwelling Spirit of God, who guides us in the ways of your heavenly kingdom, grant us hearts that beat in tune with our beloved Jesus, that we might not seek ways to exploit our gifts and our stations but would content ourselves with the path that you have set out for us, through our Savior…

  • A Palm Sunday Collect

    A Palm Sunday Collect

    Lord Jesus, King of Israel and of all creation, may our hearts be filled with joy at your appearing, and may praise spill from our mouths when we see what you have done and all that you are about in us and in the world, through you who reigns in glory and honor and power…

  • A Lenten Collect to Know the Lord Deeply

    A Lenten Collect to Know the Lord Deeply

    Lord God Almighty, who reigns in the highest heavens, write your law on our hearts, that we would know you deeply and we would walk with you in peace and love all of our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom we have access to your throne through the presence of your Holy Spirit.…

  • A Lenten Collect for All to be Drawn to Jesus

    A Lenten Collect for All to be Drawn to Jesus

    Lord Jesus, who willingly gave yourself to the cross for the sake of those you love, draw the hearts of the world toward your ways and your goodness, that the Kingdom of Heaven might fill the earth and all would bless you and one another in a spirit of peace, joy, and love, through you…

  • A Lenten Collect to Remain Steadfast Even in Struggle

    A Lenten Collect to Remain Steadfast Even in Struggle

    Jesus, you who walked into suffering for those whom you love, grant us the steadfastness to continue towards what is right even in the face of struggle and pain, trusting that as you walked according to the Father’s plan, so we also may abide in the Father’s good will, through you who now reigns in…

  • A Lenten Collect to Serve Jesus

    A Lenten Collect to Serve Jesus

    Lord Jesus, who serves the Father before all things, incline our hearts to likewise serve you, that you may be honored by our lives and our deeds and we might receive honor from the Father in this life and the next, through you who served until the end and was raised to new life to…

  • A Lenten Collect to Go into Difficult Places

    Spirit of God, great counselor and wellspring of power and goodness, grant us courage to follow where Jesus has gone, that with a willingness to go into difficult and dangerous places, we might step beyond and through them into places of glory and honor and life, through Christ our redeemer, who lives and reigns with…

  • A Lenten Collect to Detach from This World

    Lord Jesus Christ, who has gone to prepare a place for those whom you love, may we not be so attached to the treasures of this world and our lives here on earth that we cannot let go, so that we would be free to receive what you offer in the world to come, through…

  • A Lenten Collect to be Willing to Change

    Spirit of God, who lives within us and empowers us to live as Jesus lived, grant us the willingness to be changed and to let go of what we believe defines us, that we might fulfill your design for us and produce good fruit in the world and for the Kingdom of God, through Jesus…

  • A Lenten Collect to Escape Death and Vice

    Lord Jesus, who lived in the world but was not of it, help us to escape the ways of this world – the vices and passions born only of the world, the flesh, and the devil, that we might find life in you and live by your ways of love and peace, through you who…







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