O Lord, Heavenly Father, from who all good and perfect gifts come; O Father of light, who causes us both to desire and to do your good pleasure; O Lord Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of faith; O Holy Spirit, who works in all things according to your plan:
We ask you to continue the good work that you began in us, until the coming of Jesus Christ. May we become richer in all kinds of knowledge and experience so we may learn what is best. May we remain pure and blameless. May we be filled with the fruits of righteousness, which were produced in us by Jesus Christ, for the glory of God.
(Taken from Amish Prayers, compiled by Beverly Lewis, page 103)
“There has never been the slightest in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.”
(Philippians 1:6, The Message)