O Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of man,
you came not to be served but to serve.
Give us grace to lay aside the garments of our pride;
and so clothe us with your power
and crown us with your humility,
that finally, in the glory of servanthood
we may stand beside your throne,
where with the Father and the Holy Spirit
you reign, one God,
forever and ever.
Source: Modified from A Book of Collects in Two Parts, John Wallace Suter and John Wallace Suter, Jr., Milwaukee: Morehouse Publishing, 1919.
Painting by Ford Madox Brown, public domain