A Lenten Collect for Nourishment to Produce Fruit
Jesus Christ, our advocate and the gardener of our souls, give us the nourishment and environment we need that we would naturally produce good fruit that would please the Lord and fulfill our nature and purpose on his kingdom, through you who sits enthroned in the highest place with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen.
'"So he said to the gardener, 'See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?' He replied, 'Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it.'"' - Luke 13:7-8