A Collect to be Righteous and Devout

Spirit of God, our wisdom and power to live according to what is good, rest on us and grant to us a desire for your will and your ways, that we might earn a reputation for being righteous and devout and would point others always towards you, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Father, one God in perfect unity. Amen. ‘Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him.’ – Luke 2:25