For my readers...
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
when we pray for you,
for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus
and the love that you have for all the holy ones
because of the hope reserved for you in heaven.
Of this you have already heard
through the word of truth, the Gospel,
that has come to you.
Just as in the whole world
it is bearing fruit and growing,
so also among you,
from the day you heard it
and came to know the grace of God in truth...
(from today's first reading -- Colossians 1:1-8 -- and from my unworthy heart)