A Collect to Recognize Our Need for Others’ Esteem

Loving Lord, who desired each of us into being, reveal to us where we do good in order to obtain esteem from others, that we might learn to let go of our pride and trust that you love us already and that we are secure in you always, through you who with the Father and Holy Spirit rule over all things with justice, mercy, and wisdom, now and forever. Amen. ‘They do all their deeds to be seen by others; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long.’ – Matthew 23:5