By Published On: December 13th, 2019Categories: Encouragement, Leader BlogComments Off on Prayers of Humility

Here is the last follow up of prayers on humility from Phil. 2 (see the 12/8/19 sermon).  Enjoy!

A Prayer for Humility
O Father, give us the humility which realizes its ignorance,
Admits its mistakes, recognizes its need, welcomes advice,
Accepts rebuke. Help us always to praise rather than to criticize,
To sympathize rather than to discourage, to build rather than to destroy,
 And to think of people at their best rather than at their worst.
This we ask for thy name’s sake.
(Prayer of William Barclay)
A Scriptural Litany of Humility:
O Most Blessed Trinity,
You have made me in your image and likeness (Gen 1),
and yet through my sin, I have become a worm and not a man (Ps 22).
This is due of the weakness of my flesh (Mt 26:41),
which is like grass that springs up in the morning, and withers before evening (Ps 90:5-6).
I acknowledge that I am a sinner (Ps 41:4; Lk, 18:13),
as I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate (Rom 7:15).
I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
I have sinned against You, and have done evil in Your sight (Ps 51).
Truly my mother conceived me in sin (Ps 51),
and I myself have sinned against Heaven and before You, and am not worthy to be called your son (Lk 15).
Therefore, I profess that I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof,
but I ask you to say the word that I may be healed (Mt 8:8).
No servant is great than his master (Jn 15:20),
and you have emptied yourself and taken the form of a slave, accepting even death, death on a Cross (Phil 2).
Therefore, help me to deny myself, to take up my Cross daily and follow you (Lk 9:23).
In following you, Lord, may you increase in my life as I decrease (Jn 3:30),
so that it may no longer be I living, but you living in me (Gal 2:20).
You have told me that without you I can do nothing (Jn 15:5-7).
Therefore, Lord, I pray specifically for humility,
for you oppose the proud and give grace to the humble (1 Pet 5:5).
Grant me humility that I may not seek anything too great for me (Ps 131:1),
or think more highly of myself than I should (Rom 12:3).
Jesus, make me like you, meek and humble of heart (Mt 11:29).
Give me a spirit of righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness (1 Tim 6:11).
Humble me and make me like a child in your arms (Mt 18:4).
Make me humble so that I may be exalted with and in you forever (Luke 14:11).
-Jared Staudt