September 1, 2017

Practical Humility in Prayer

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:5-7) At some point, you’ve probably felt your prayers to be weak and ineffective. That is very discouraging. If I could give you one key thought on this, it would be “effective prayer requires humility”. But, then you say, “Fine, but what does that look like?” It means to be honest about who you are and who God is. Own up to your weaknesses and adore His perfections. Here are some suggestions. You don’t have to use all of them. You don’t have to use any of them. Some of them will probably help you. ... Read more

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