Today’s Morning Prayer: A Heart Free From Pride

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My heart is not proud, O LORD,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, put your hope in the LORD
both now and forevermore.
~~ Psalm 131

God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
~~ James 4:6

“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. “
~~Saint Augustine

I give thanks to You, heavenly Father, for protecting me through the night and granting me another day. I ask You to fortify me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit, and give Your peace to my soul, that I may be free from all needless anxiety and worry. Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to You, so that Your will may be my will.

Today, make known to me, and take from my heart, every kind, form and degree of pride.

Today, empty me of self, and awaken in me the deepest depth and truth of that humility which can make me capable of your revealing light.

Today, do not allow attribution to me, for the good that you perform in me and through me, but rather, that all honor be to you.

Today, may your presence in me, and your work through me, testify of your holiness and saving grace.

Help me to die to self each day, and continuously seek your glorification in all that I think or do.

This I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, the exemplar of humility.

Amen.

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6 Comments

  1. Oh, that is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing such wonderful thoughts.

    God Bless You Always, In All Ways.

  2. I am thankful for this blog. So many (including mine) focus on what’s wrong with the world. Thank you for pointing out what is right about God.

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  4. I pray 4 my life my acedamic,my family my future husband and my destiny amen

  5. thanks for this heart felt prayers. they uplift our spirits .

  6. The prayers are really encouraging


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