A Collect for Humility and Persistence

High King of Heaven, whose footstool is the whole Earth, incline our hearts to come to you with both persistence and humility, that we would admit and accept our failings and limitations, but even with them recognize that you are the giver of good gifts, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. ‘ He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.”‘ – Matthew 15:26-28