A Collect to Avoid Exalting Ourselves

Lord God of Heaven and Earth, who alone is self-sufficient and deserving of great honor, keep us from lauding and exalting ourselves, lest we slip and fall from pedestals too high for us and be crushed by others’ scorn. Help us to be content with the station you have given us, trusting that you will provide all we need and eventually more, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. ‘All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.’ – Matthew 23:12