A Collect to Desire to Follow Jesus

Spirit of truth, who speaks to our hearts, enflame in us a desire to follow Jesus so much so that we are willing to embrace even his suffering and death, that we might gain true life in this world and the next, through Christ our Lord, who was raised from the dead and ascended to the Father in you to reign in love forever and ever. Amen. ‘I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.’ – Phil. 3:10-11