A Prayer to the Lord of Glory

Heavenly Father, you proclaim to us that Jesus is the Lord of glory, yet we often view glory according to the flesh. We regard princes and princesses, seeking to be among those who are rich, beautiful, and popular, and despairing when we are not. This affects how we treat our neighbors, whom we are called to love without favoritism. Forgive us for dishonoring the poor, those weak in the eyes of the world, and forgetting that you have not disdained us, but welcomed us in mercy. Forgive us and give us a biblical perspective on glory. Help us to see that if anyone is in Christ – new creation – and we are to regard them not by the flesh, that is, by worldly standards. We ask this in Jesus’ name, amen. (Based on James 2:1-8 and 2 Cor. 5)