A Collect for Gratitude
"What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor." Ps. 8:4-5 (ESV)
Highly exalted one, who sits enthroned above all and directs the order of the universe, we are grateful for the honor you have bestowed upon us in making us in your image and giving us our position in creation. Help us remember this as a gift and not of our own making, that we might give glory back to you, our Lord and Creator, through your son, Jesus, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit in glory now and forever. Amen.