A Collect for the Fifteenth Day of Lent

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.”

Sun and shield, who watches over your creation as a loving Father, relieve us from the burden of protecting and defending our very lives, and help us to lay down those needs that we cling to so fervently, that we might receive from your hand what is greater. We ask this in the name of your Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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