A Collect for Developing Virtue

Loving Lord, who works in us more than we can imagine, develop in us virtues, and grant us the desire to embrace the process of their growth, that we would be worthy of being remembered by the saints and praised for what you are doing in us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who live with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect love. Amen. ‘ We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.’ – 1 Thes. 1:2-3