We have hope only because we have faith. We only hope for what we believe is attainable. And we believe, or have faith, in God because of his love for us.
(Lectionary Reading is 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 -- 9-15 is left out)
Collect prayer: Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with