Grant unto us, O Lord, the gift of modesty. When we speak, teach us to give our opinions quietly and sincerely. When we do well in work or play, give us a sense of proportion, that we be neither unduly elated nor foolishly self-deprecatory. Help us in success to realize what we owe to thee and to the efforts of others; in failure, to avoid dejection; and in all ways to be simple and natural, quiet in manner and lowly in thought: through Christ.
- Joseph L. Bernardin (in the Oxford Book of Prayer)