Move Our Hearts to Seek You

O God,
you have forbidden us
to be anxious about what we need for this life.
Move our hearts
to seek you and your kingdom,
that all good things may be given to us as well;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source:  Gelasian, freely modified from  Ancient Collects, ed. William Bright, p. 89#2.


For over 150 years, Bright’s Ancient Collects has been a standard resource for classic Christian prayers. The New Ancient Collects is a complete revision and refreshing of all the prayers in Bright’s Ancient Collects with updated language. It is available in paperback and for Amazon Kindle from

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Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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