“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.“Philippians 2:3-4
“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. “1 Thessalonians 5:23
Father, do a work of humility in us! I pray that Your light will come to shine in our hearts, exposing every place of selfish ambition in us. I pray that every uneven scale of measuring value will be destroyed, in the Name of Jesus. Forgive us Lord, for valuing our own lives above others, valuing our own opinions and even our problems above those of others. Forgive us when our comfort and our own interests come first. Forgive us Father, and cleanse us, I pray.
I pray that a mighty spirit of humility will sweep across Your Church, tearing down selfishness, self-promotion, and even our self-loathing attitudes. I pray that You will root out every prideful, self-full ministry operating in Your Church and dismantle it. I pray, Holy Spirit, that You will bring low every ministry, large or small, that has exalted itself above others. Your word tells us that pride goes before a fall, so I pray that You will sound the alarm on the pride in us as individuals, and as the Body of Christ.
Lord, I pray that You will sanctify Your people through and through. I pray that our minds would be made holy and set apart only for You. Teach us God, to cast unholy thinking from us, to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. I pray that we will walk in sanctified ways Lord, doing nothing from a place of pride or self-promotion, but in all things we will put others before ourselves. May our thoughts, our will, and our bodies be wholly surrendered to You, wholly given to Your purposes.
Cleanse Your people Lord, cleanse us of ourselves. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.