Prayer for Humility

Meditating on Psalm 131.

My heart is not proud, Lord,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me. (Ps. 131:1)

David was confident to tell the Lord that he was neither proud nor haughty. But I’m afraid I can’t claim the same for myself. For me, it is more of a prayer for true humility to inhabit my heart. And indeed, that is my constant prayer: to live from a place of humility. For the Lord to take away any propensity on my part to be proud and vainglorious. For me, it is a continuous vigilance to live humbly, trying to examine every motive behind every thought, word, and action. For I know that I can easily slip if I let my guard down.

But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content. (v. 2)

David’s words in the second verse ring a bell in my soul. To be calm and quiet even in the face of troubles and problems continues to be a serious study for me. I subject myself to its training everyday. Meditating on this today brought a smile to my lips for it is one of the major elements of the new book I’m writing.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore. (v. 3)

Our strivings to live in humility and to be calm and quiet in trying times all boil down to our steadfast faith in God, in putting all our hope and trust in Him.

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Comments

  1. Beautiful picture and words!
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Blessings
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

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