A Collect for Kindness in Our Overconfidence

Gracious Father, who understands our limitations and foolish hearts, be gentle with us when we do not know what we are asking for or what we are saying, that we would not be undone by our overconfidence but would find you waiting with kindness when we stumble, receiving us into your loving care, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who walked in our flesh in communion with you through the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.”‘ – Mark 10:38-39