A Collect to Imitate Christ

Lord Jesus, who is present with us now through the Spirit, inspire in us the desire to imitate you more and more, that we would press on despite suffering or fear to follow with joy where our Father leads, through you who ascended to the Father and Holy Spirit to reign in glory. Amen. ‘ And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit.’ – 1 Thes. 1:6