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Humble yourself before God

From 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting Guide


James 4

Call to Prayer

Jesus’ brother wrote James 4 to people inside the church. People “out there” were not the big problem. They were. 

Often, we are our own barrier to peace. The things we want to see God do in the world, we first need to ask Him to do in us. As you draw near to God today, He will draw near to you. May you humbly receive what He has to say. 

Let God reveal where your heart is united with His, and where you need to submit your desires to His. As you do, may your mourning be turned to laughter and your gloom to joy. 

Today’s Scripture

James 4

Ways to Pray

  • Where have you grown impatient with God and tried to make your own way? James 4:6 reminds us that “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourself today, and ask God to show you where you need to change. 
  • Where do you see disunity or arrogance in the church? Pray for repentance.
  • Is there an area of your life where you know the right thing to do? Ask God for the courage to go do it! 

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