A Collect for Humility to Receive God’s Gifts

Spirit of wisdom and conscience, who speaks truth to those who are willing to hear, grant us humility to accept our low position, so that we would recognize that all that we receive from you is not what we deserve, but a gift from one whose generosity is greater than we can know, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Father in glory, one God, now and forever. Amen. ‘But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 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.” And her daughter was healed instantly.’ – Matthew 15:25-28