Humility is something that seems almost obsolete in today’s culture. I found this prayer from the beloved Helen Steiner Rice in an old book that someone gave me recently. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I did.
A Prayer for Humility
Take me and break me and make me, dear God,
Just what you want me to be–
Give me the strength to accept what You send
And eyes with the vision to see
All the small arrogant ways that I have
And the vain little things that I do.
Make me aware that I’m often concerned
More with myself than with You.
Uncover before me my weakness and greed
And help me to search deep inside
So I may discover how easy it is
To be selfishly lost in my pride–
And then in Thy goodness and mercy
Look down on this weak, erring one
And tell me that I am forgiven
For all I’ve so willfully done,
And teach me to humbly start following
The path that the dear Savior trod
So I’ll find at the end of life’s journey
“A Home in the city of God.”
~Helen Steiner Rice
Do you know anyone who seems to embody the characteristic of humility? Please share your thoughts here, and feel free to honor someone you love with your words.