Scripture Prayers & Declarations for Humility
(with the scripture the prayers/declarations are based on)
Lord, I pray for more love because love is...not proud (1 Cor 13:4)
I pray for grace to do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility to consider others better than myself. (Phil 2:3)
Thank you that you want to help me be completely humble and gentle; patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2)
Jesus, You humbled Yourself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross! (Philippians 2:8)
I pray for grace to be obedient.
I pray for grace to be humble. You oppose the proud but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6 )
Help me look to You for confirmation of Your pleasure in what I have done rather than seeking the praise of people . May the works that I do cause others to glorify and praise You.
(Matthew 5:16) (1 Thess 2:6)
If others praise me, let me receive it with grace & the right heart, knowing whatever is praiseworthy in me comes from You. Let no words of self-praise come from my own mouth. not from my own lips. (Prov 27:2)
Thank You that if I Humble myself before You Lord, You will lift me up. (James 4:10) (Please give me the grace to walk in gracious humility and not seek to be exalted, but rather to humbly serve.)
Lord help me learn not to exalt myself so that I need to be humbled, but to humble myself so I will be exalted and help me continue to be humble when that happens. (Luke 14:11, Matthew 23:12)
I will take Your yoke upon me and learn from You, for You are gentle and humble in heart, and I will find rest for my soul. ( Matthew 11:29)
I will humble myself like a child. (Matthew 18:4) Help me to have childlike humility.
I will live in harmony with others; I will be sympathetic, love others as brothers & sisters and be compassionate and humble. (1 Peter 3:8)
I will Humble myself, therefore, under Your mighty hand, that You may lift me up in due time.
(1 Peter 5:6)
I will clothe myself with humility toward others, because, You oppose the proud but give grace to the humble." (1 Peter 5:5)
Thank You Lord, that as I confess my sins to You, you will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1John 1:9)
Thank you Lord, that You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
Please help me not to look down on anyone, but to see them with Your eyes of love.
Your hand, LORD, has made all these thing (heaven & earth), and so they came into being?" I will be humble and contrite in spirit, and tremble at Your word because those are who You esteem. (Isaiah 66:2)
Now I praise and exalt and glorify You my, King of heaven, because everything You do is right and all Your ways are just. And those who walk in pride you are able to humble. (Dan 4:37)
I will Remember how You led the Israelites all the way in the desert for forty years, to humble them and to test them in order to know what was in their heart, whether or not they would keep Your commands. (Deuteronomy 8:2 ) You gave manna to the Israelites to eat in the desert, something their fathers had never known, to humble and to test them so that in the end it might go well with them. (Deuteronomy 8:16) Help me to keep Your commands when I am tested. Help me to remember that Your humbling & testing is so that in the end it will go well for me.
LORD, it is You who sends poverty and wealth; You humble and You exalt.( 1 Samuel 2:7) Help me to humble myself, so that you are free to send wealth and to exalt me knowing that I won’t take Your glory and will use wealth wisely to meet our needs and to help further Your kingdom.
Thank You Lord, that You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low. (2 Samuel 22:28) Teach me how to humble myself.
When You saw that the people humbled themselves, this word of the LORD came to Shemaiah: "Since they have humbled themselves, I will not destroy them but will soon give them deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak.(2 Chronicles 12:7) Help me to remember to humble myself so that You are free to deliver me.
I am one of Your people, who is called by Your name. I will humble myself and pray and seek Your face and turn from my wicked ways. Thank you that You will hear from heaven and will forgive my sin and will heal my land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Let my heart be responsive and help me to humble myself before You, God when I hear what You speak against this place and its people. Thank You that then You will hear me (2 Chronicles 34:27)
Thank you Lord, that You guide the humble in what is right and teach them Your way.
I will humble myself with fasting. Please grant me grace to do this. (Psalm 35:13)
(The kind of fast God desires)
Lord it is my desire to loose the chains of injustice, untie the cords of the yoke (of the enemy), set the oppressed free and break every yoke, share my food with the hungry, provide the poor wanderer with shelter, when I see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from my own flesh and blood? Then my light will break forth like the dawn, and healing will quickly appear; then my righteousness will go before me, and the glory of the LORD will be my rear guard. Then I will call, and You will answer; I will cry for help, and You will say: Here am I. "If I do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if I spend myself on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then my light will rise in the darkness, and my night will become like the noonday. You will guide me always; and will satisfy my needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen my frame. I will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. (Isaiah 58:6-11)
The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled), for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan, for all the towering mountains and all the high hills, for every lofty tower and every fortified wall, for every trading ship and every stately vessel. The arrogance of man will be brought low and human pride humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day,and the idols will totally disappear.( Isaiah 2:11-18) Lord, help me to humble myself so I don't need to be humbled.
Lord, I do not want to be humbled by oppression, calamity and sorrow, please help me to humble myself. (Psalm 107:39)
I will not be wise in my own eyes; I will fear the LORD and shun evil. (Prov 3:7)
Thank You Lord, that You sustain the humble and give grace to the humble (Psalm 147:6) (Prov 3:34)
I seek You LORD. I seek to be humble and do what You command. I seek righteousness and humility; and be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger. (Zephaniah 2:3)
I pray for grace to be meek and humble, and trust in the Your name. (Zephaniah 3:12)
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