Give us grace, love, faith, and hope enough, O Lord, that we will live every moment of our lives sharing with others what we have received from you.
Inspire us not to keep these great gifts to ourselves, O Lord, but gladly and willingly to give them away, which gladness and willingness constitute perhaps the greatest evidence that we have received those gifts from you.
They will, after all, know we are Christians by our love.
“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.’” (Matthew 28:18-20a)