A Collect to Bear Good Fruit

Heavenly Father, source of all life and goodness, enrich us through our bond with you, that our lives would bear fruit of love and virtue, and that fruit would prove nourishing to the world, that many would receive the goodness that comes only from you and turn to you in gratitude and joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who descended to we who are in need and now lives forever with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.’ – John 15:16-17