Collect for Cantate

One of my favorite collects (Prayer of the Day) in the whole year comes up tomorrow for the 5th Sunday of Easter. I think that part of this prayer might also show up on another Sunday, but this is just precious:

O God, you form the minds of your faithful people into a single will. Make us love what you command and desire what you promise, that among the many changes of this world, our hearts may ever yearn for the lasting joys of heaven.

Wow. Just think about all the things that you want, that you desire. “No, Lord, what I really want is whatever you have promised me.” And won’t that just be so much better than what we would have thought of? Isn’t it always? And won’t that always lead us to—above all else—yearn for Jesus to make good on that final promise?

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