grant us a steadfast faith in Jesus Christ,
a cheerful hope in your mercy
and a sincere love for you and for one another;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Source of this version: Modified from The Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church, United Lutheran Church in America © 1918, p. 138 #13
“steadfast faith… …cheerful hope… …sincere love…” is a reference to 1 Corinthians 13:13