Move Down (Twenty-Seventh Day of Lent)
It has been said that pride is the root of all sin; help us to practice the discipline of prayerful reflection with the goal of identifying the pride within us so that we can submit to the cleansing power of your grace and forgiveness.
We know that you love and value us; we know that we are special to you.
But we also know that to be who we are meant to be we need to live our lives in reverence for you and in service to others.
Even as you give us grace to know that we are special to you, also give us grace to move down in our self-ranking of who is most important so that we will see ourselves in proper relation to you and to other people.