Updated: Mar 29, 2022
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:6-8
May You kill my pride every day. May You help me to recognize when pride starts making its way into my mind and heart as it so easily does.
May You give me the grace to be lowly, humble, and loving. May You help me to always share the Truth in boldness and to never lose my zeal - not caring about what the world thinks of me - but caring only to please You. May You show me where to meet people at with the Truth, in patience, humility, and gentleness.
May You keep me from boasting in my own humility and help me to recognize when I do. May You also keep me from endlessly peeling back layers of my own motives and intentions through scrutinizing self-examination. May you protect me from that trap devised by Satan who aims to take my eyes off You.
May You keep me from focusing on myself too much, and may You direct my eyes onto the beauty, light, and love of Jesus Christ.
In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
"Humility is one of the excellencies of Christ, because He’s not only God, but man, and as a man He was humble; for humility is not, and cannot be, an attribute of the divine nature. God’s nature is indeed infinitely opposite of pride, and yet humility cannot properly be predicated of Him; for if it could, this would argue in perfection, which is impossible in God. God, who is infinite in excellence and glory, and infinitely above all things, cannot have any comparative meanness, and of course cannot have any such comparative means to be sensible of, and therefore cannot be humble." - Jonathan Edwards in"Charity and Its Fruits"
and pray also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:19-20