A Collect to Both Practice and Preach Virtue

High King of Heaven, who stooped low in love for your people, keep us from virtue only in word, but give us a fervency to practice the virtues we are taught, that we would be not only hearers and speakers of the law, but those who embody the goodness you have shown us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ‘ “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they teach.”‘ – Matthew 23:2-3