A Collect for Virtue

Gracious God, who gives life and breath to all things, give to us also faith, love, and hope, that we might continue the work of your kingdom and steadfastly look to you for all that we need, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. 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