A Collect to Imitate Christ and Revere Him

Lord Jesus Christ, who set an example for us that we should walk in it, grant us a fervent desire to imitate you, trusting in your example, your guidance, and your teaching, for we know that there is none like you, and only your ways will receive the blessing of the Father, through you who with the Father and Holy Spirit hold all knowledge and wisdom. Amen. ‘ But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all students. And call no one your father on earth, for you have one Father–the one in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Messiah.’ – Matthew 23:8-10