A Collect for Security to Cast Off Pride

God of all things, in whom there is no fear or shame, grant us sufficient security that we would be able to forgo our status and cast off our pride, trusting in your timing and delight to lift us up in your love, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who forwent his glory in order to take on our lowliness but was exalted to your right hand in the Holy Spirit. Amen. “But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.” – Luke 14:10