Do You Pray with Humility?

“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”

James 1:19

Ponder This

Sometimes Joyce and I will be in a disagreement. We’ll be sitting at the kitchen table, and it will get tense. She’ll say to me, “Adrian, you’re wrong.”

“Not me.”
“Yes, you’re wrong.”
“No, I’m not wrong.”

One, two, three, four, and on and on the conversation goes. Often, one of us will say, “Well, let’s just stop for a while.” I go in my study and try and prepare a sermon. Ha! Try to read. Try to do something else. But I can’t do it. So I say, “Lord, did You see what went on in there?” He says, “Yeah, you were wrong.”

“Yeah, you! You were wrong!”
“Okay, Lord.”

And I have to go back: “Honey, I was wrong. Forgive me.” She says, “I forgive you.” And we hug and kiss and make up. Prayer will do that. Be honest with God and let Him speak to you. He will show you what is true.

  • How have you seen the value of prayer in tense moments?
  • How have you seen God restore your relationships when you have come to Him in prayerful humility?

Practice This

Set aside time today to pray and ask God to reveal any wrongs for which you need to apologize.