Heavenly Father, please bring about your will in our lives, that the things you desire and want for us will take root in our hearts and lives today. Please cause the gospel to bear fruit in us. Help us to grow in our faith for Christ Jesus and love for all your people. May this spring from the hope stored up for us in heaven. May we live a life that pleases you this day, doing good works, growing in our knowledge of you, being strengthened with your power that we might have great endurance and patience. May we have such a clear view of our salvation in Jesus that we might rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances.