God of our salvation,
you strengthen the winding ways of our hearts
and smooth the paths made rough by sin.
Make our conduct blameless,
keep our hearts in holiness,
and bring to perfection the good you
have begun in us.
We ask this though him whose coming is certain,
whose day draws near:
your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of
the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
(From: Opening Prayers: Scripture-related collects for Years A, B & C.)