Great and Mighty God of all creation, we ask You to be gracious to us who serve You, O Lord, and in Your kindness increase Your gifts of grace within us:
so that, fervent in faith, hope and love, we may be ever on the watch and persevere in doing what you command. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,    who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.