God who means every word, let us take seriously your revelation as the restoration of our lives to you and as the way in which we should go. Let us not ignore the grave warnings. Help us live soberly in this world.

Make sober reflection a part of our spiritual makeup as we reject the stupid and useless levities of the world. Keep us from seeking out laughter and emotion that divert us from the spiritual realities before us.

Help us to think with sober discernment, as you have distributed to each one a measure of faith.

Keep us awake, on the alert, both for the dangers of the Evil One around us, and for the appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Teach us, O Father, the true weight of all things.