Prayer for Humility
Oh heavenly Lord, let me enter the city with your son today; let me sing of glory to my King, your son, the very Son of God, riding on a donkey, keeping company with shepherds and prostitutes, with the blind and the leper, with the abandoned and oppressed. Let me be filled with joy at Christ’s coming and follow the One who welcomes the sinner and dines with the outcast. Let me touch and see as God draws near, riding in triumph towards the Cross.
Time and time again I imagine myself riding the greatest white horse, striving in my petty vanity to earn the praise of men, vaulting myself above others. Please keep our Lord's great acts of humility always in my mind, that I might be well-pleased to seek holiness rather than honor among men, and glory for you rather than myself.