A Collect to not Exalt Our Desires Above All

High King of Heaven, who is ruler above all, keep us from exalting ourselves above every person and authority, making our desires and opinions of greatest importance, triumphing over any others. Give us humble hearts that value and cherish the desires and thoughts of others, that love would bind together one body and one community with you as its head, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ‘He, the lawless one, opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God.’ – 2 Thes. 2:4