Praying for Humility, Part 1
This month we will be praying through Psalm 90. This is a great Psalm to pray for humility. We are all born with pride in us because of our sinful nature passed down from Adam and Eve. The word of God has alot to say about pride vs humility.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2
Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Proverbs 13:3
A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. Proverbs 29:23
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low. 2 Samuel 22:28
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. Psalm 25:9
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10
Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5
We have a lot to learn from Moses. Moses had been so close to God. He was known for his humility.
“Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.” (Numbers 12:3)
This intimacy with God came at a great cost.
He chose a path that took him from the palaces of earth to the very throne of God. He couldn’t have both. He didn’t want both. He chose the greater. He chose God. Moses started high in the Egyptian palace and descended to the desert with God. He exchanged heaven for earth.
Below are comments on Moses’ perspective of life from Psalm 90. If we adopt his perspectives, then we will gain humility and wisdom.
We invite you to meditate on Psalm 90 and use the prayer points to pray verse by verse this month.
Here is a prayer for you. “Lord God, help us to gain a heart of wisdom into your humility by getting the proper perspective on who we are compared to who You are. We thank you God for sending your Son Jesus to die for our prideful nature. That Jesus took our place on the cross and exchanged His perfect life of humility for our sinful lives. We are made new creations in Christ Jesus through His death and resurrection and now we can walk daily in humility by the power of the Holy Spirit that lives within us. Lord God help us not to forget that we have the ability through the Holy Spirit to daily crucify our prideful nature and choose humilty. By doing this we become living epistles to everyone around us and declare that we are indeed your children. For whom the Son sets free is free indeed. We thank you Lord and we love you. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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Part 2 of this article is called 21 ways of countering pride with humility and you can find it here
Here are some other prayers that have to do with restoration: