Today, we pray for humility. The humility that comes because you are loved by God and because nothing you really do comes apart from him. This is one of those “mirror prayers” — prayers that ask you to face the mirror and confront yourself. Be more quiet today– listen more, speak less. Don’t talk about yourself, but focus on the stories of other people. Let other people speak today. Focus on other people, instead of yourself. It might just change your life.
Prayer for Humility
God, I am far too often influenced by what others think of me.
I am always pretending to be either richer or smarter or nicer than I really am.
Please prevent me from trying to attract attention.
Don’t let me gloat over praise on one hand or be discouraged by criticism on the other.
Nor let me waste time weaving imaginary situations in which
the most heroic, charming, witty person present is myself.
Show me how to be humble of heart, like you.