. . .upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

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Prayer for Humility


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Heavenly Father, Your Word teaches me that pride goes before stumbling, and that You hate a proud and arrogant spirit. I want to please You, Father, and I do not want to stumble. I know at times, in action and attitude, I have demonstrated a proud spirit. I believed I knew what was best for me, and I could accomplish this by my own power and resources. I have looked to my intellect, ability and strength (and resources) to be successful. I have no denied myself and picked up my cross daily. But Your word tells me it is not by might, nor by power, but by Your Spirit that the victory comes. Because of this spirit of pride, I have opened the door and given the enemy an entrance into my life.

I now repent and renounce this self-life, and come to You, humbling myself and trusting in Your mercy and love. It is Your kindness that has led me to REPENTANCE. I now cancel all ground or openings (given) to Satan (by me or on my behalf by others) in my life. I proclaim that I am covered with the blood of Jesus, and Satan has no part in me or power over me. I am a (adopted into his marvelous kingdom of light) child of God, and the Holy Spirit is living within me. (Because I died with Him in baptism, it is no longer I that lives, but Christ that lives in me.) I hereby affirm my dependence on You, Father. I look to you, dear Holy Spirit, for Your guidance, wisdom and power to help me overcome the flesh and live above sin. I will take up the cross daily, denying myself and live a life under the control of the Spirit of God. Amen.