Prayer for Humility

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Wondrous God, who brings this ever-expanding universe into existence and imbues it with unfathomable mystery and boundless goodness: We stand in awe that you have created us from the dust of the earth, stamped your image upon us, and breathed into us your spirit. We marvel that you number the hairs of our head and mark a sparrow’s fall. “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” May the vision of your glory and majesty dissolve our pride and arrogance. Free us from a closed mind and a grudging spirit which blind us to mystery and poison our spirits. Grant us the humility to acknowledge that our perceptions fall short of the fullness of your truth and goodness. Give us openness of mind and generosity of spirit, so  we can see you more clearly, love you more fully, and serve you more faithfully.  Through your Holy Spirit, create in us the mind and magnanimity that were in Christ Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen

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