Morning Collect

Almighty God our heavenly Father, you declare your glory
and show forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the earth:
Deliver us in our various occupations from the service of self alone,
that we may do the work which you give us to do in truth and beauty
and for the common good;
for the sake of him who came among us as one that serves,
your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

(BCP 261)