Collect for Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent


    Almighty God our heavenly Father, 
    renew in us the gifts of your mercy; 
    increase our faith, strengthen our hope, 
    enlighten our understanding, widen our charity, 
    and make us ready to serve you; 
    through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
    who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
    one God, for ever and ever. Amen.