A Collect to Use Authority in Service to Others

Lord Jesus Christ, whose ways are upside down to the world, teach us to use whatever authority we have in service of others, that we would become great due to our care and support of those under us, and we would be exalted not by our own efforts, but by you and the gratitude of those we serve, through you who intercedes to the Father for us in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.”‘ – Mark 10:42-44