Collects \ˈkä-likt also -ˌlekt\ short for oratio ad collectam, prayer upon assembly)
Father of lights, the source of all good gifts, in whom there is no shadow, you have made us regents over the provinces of your creation, and endowed us with humbling capacities to bring order out of chaos. May our tools serve your kingdom, and serve our neighbor. Forbid that the work of our hands ever take your place, or that our tools enslave us. That we may stand before you, approved in the work of our hands. Through your Son the Creator, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
All that I am, Lord, I place into your hands. All that I do, Lord, I place into your hands. Everything I work for, I place into your hands. Everything I hope for, I place into your hands. The troubles that weary me, I place into your hands. Thoughts that disturb me, I place into your hands. Each that I pray for, I place into your hands. Each that I care for, I place into your hands.
Help me today, Father, to live a life worthy of you — to seek to bear fruit in every good work, to grow in the knowledge of God, to be strengthened with all power, to have great endurance and patience, and in all things to give thanks to you.