The collect for today, Sexagesima (or the Second Sunday Before Lent) from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):
O LORD God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do: Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Artwork: Thomas Noyes Lewis, The Sower, 1926. Illustration from An Outline of Christianity, The Story of Our Civilisation, volume 1: The Birth of Christianity, edited by R.G. Parsons and A.S. Peake.