Almighty God, who reigns over all things, material and spiritual, keep us from becoming overly attached to and involved with this world, that we might be free to attend to the things that are eternal and what reflects your nature and your joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who loved us to the end and sat down at your right hand in glory with the Holy Spirit. Amen.
'I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it.' - 1 Cor. 7:29-31