A Collect to See Beyond Our Needs and Desires
God of wisdom, who knows what we need better than we ourselves, let not what we want your ways to be like get in the way of the truth of your ways, that we might step beyond ourselves and see you and your ways clearly and grow to walk not as we desire but as you desire, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns forever in glory with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
'Then Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, "This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!"' - Matthew 17:4-5
Lord, are there places where what I want to be true interferes with my ability to hear you and recognize the truth?