A Collect to Cease Trusting in Religion Rather than God
Lord God of heaven, who reigns on high with justice, keep us from trusting in our religious beliefs and works as means of saving ourselves, that we would not give lip service to you and return to satisfying our pride and gluttony but strive to live as true citizens of your kingdom in love and goodness all of our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you in the Holy Spirit. Amen.
'What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the LORD; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats.' - Isa 1:11