A Collect to Shun Pride and Self-Sufficiency

Loving Father, who cares for all your creation, keep us from giving in to pride and self-sufficiency, but help us to accept our need and limitations, that they would lead us to you and into loving relationships that nourish our souls, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect union. Amen. ‘ Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.”‘ – Matthew 21:31