Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Foot-Washing

people washing feet

O Lord Jesus Christ, enthroned in the majesty of heaven, who, when you came forth from God, did make yourself one that serves: We adore you because you did lay aside the garment of your  glory, and clothed yourself with all humility, and minister to your disciples, washing their feet. Teach us to know what you have done and to follow your example; deliver us from pride, jealousy and ambition, and make us ready to be subject one to another, and with humility to serve one another for your sake, O Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Prayers for the Christian Year,  Language Adapted for Modern Worship by Stuart Strachan Jr.

Lord Jesus Christ, who when you were about to institute your holy Sacrament at the Last Supper washed the feet of the apostles, teach us by your example the grace of humility: Cleanse us, we beseech you, from all stain of sin, that we may be worthy recipients of your holy mysteries; who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

The Royal Maundy, Language Adapted for Modern Worship by Stuart Strachan Jr.