Collect for Stability

Eternal God, ground of being and source of all life, we thank you for the work of your hands, for the rich soil of the earth below our feet and the rhythm with which our island home charts its course among the starry host. In your mercy allow us to plant roots in the earth and fix our eyes upon Christ the great Pole Star, that we may remain steadfast in our decisions and ever-reliant upon your protection to help us stay the course and reach the destination to which you have called us. When the waters of life threaten to uproot us by fear for our material, relational, and emotional needs, let us remain ever mindful of your command, “fear not,” and your promise that not a single sparrow falls from the sky without your notice; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns, one God, forever and ever. Amen.