A Collect to Be Like God

Holy God, whose character and nature are perfect, grow in our hearts a longing to be like you, to value what you value, love what you love, and abhor what you detest, that we would not become complacent or self-satisfied, but would work with your Spirit in us to become true expressions of our creator in the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who showed us your image and gave us the Spirit to bring about that image in us. Amen. ‘ A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master.’ – Matthew 10:25