Pause + Pray

When Self-Importance Becomes a Problem


Sometimes I ignore the wisdom of others as my pride convinces me I know better than they do. I discount their experience as my ego tells me my own experience is all that matters. And sometimes, I even convince myself that I am better than others.


Dear God, please forgive and remove
my arrogance and self-importance.

Fill me instead with graceful humility and a gentle spirit
that puts myself last and serves others as you do.

Let my mind and heart be open to the ideas
of each person you place in my path today.



Practice humility today. Some easy ideas: Thank someone for their contribution to a joint project; let someone else talk more than you in the conversation; serve yourself last at dinner.

Faith and Family


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