When you are invited to a wedding, go to the lowest place, so that the one who invited you can say: Friend, go up higher. then you will be honored in the eyes of all who are at table with you.
Lord God of power and might,
nothing is good which is against your will,
and all is of value which comes from your hand.
Place in our hearts a desire to please you
and fill our minds with insight into love,
so that every thought may grow in wisdom
and all our efforts may be filled with your peace.
from Christian Prayer