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3.22 | Pray for the Grace of Self-Denial and Humility

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SECTION 3 | Confession | 3.22 | Pray for the Grace of Self-Denial and Humility

We must pray for the grace of self-denial.

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Lord, give us grace to deny ourselves, to take up our cross daily, and to follow Christ; Matthew 16:24(ESV) to discipline our bodies and keep them under control. 1 Corinthians 9:27(ESV)

Lord, keep us from being lovers of ourselves, 2 Timothy 3:2(ESV) from being wise in our own eyes and leaning to our own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7(ESV)

Lord, give us to seek, not our own good only, but also the good of our neighbor. 1 Corinthians 10:24(ESV)

And grant that we may not live to ourselves or die to ourselves, but whether we live or die, we may be the Lord’s, and may live and die to him. Romans 14:7-8(ESV)

Lord, give me grace to deny myself, to take up my cross daily, and to follow Christ; Matthew 16:24(ESV) to discipline my body and keep it under control. 1 Corinthians 9:27(ESV)

Lord, keep me from being a lover of my own self, 2 Timothy 3:2(ESV) from being wise in my own eyes and leaning to my own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7(ESV)

Lord, give me to seek, not my own good only, but also the good of my neighbor. 1 Corinthians 10:24(ESV)

And grant that I may not live to myself or die to myself, but whether I live or die, may I be the Lord’s, and live and die to him. Romans 14:7-8(ESV)

Lord, give us grace to deny ourselves, to take up our cross daily, and to follow Christ, Matthew 16:24(KJV) to keep under the body and bring it into subjection. 1 Corinthians 10:24(KJV)

Lord, keep us from being lovers of our own selves, 2 Timothy 3:2(KJV) from being wise in our own conceit and leaning to our own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7(KJV)

Lord, give us to seek not our own only, but every one his brother’s welfare. 1 Corinthians 10:24(KJV)

And grant that none of us may live to himself or die to himself, but whether we live or die, we may be the Lord’s and may live and die to him. Romans 14:7-8(KJV)

Lord, give me grace to deny myself, to take up my cross daily, and to follow Christ, Matthew 16:24(KJV) to keep under the body and bring it into subjection. 1 Corinthians 9:27(KJV)

Lord, keep me from being a lover of my own self, 2 Timothy 3:2(KJV) from being wise in my own conceit and leaning to my own understanding. Proverbs 3:5(KJV)

Lord, give me to seek not my own only, but my brother’s welfare. 1 Corinthians 10:24(KJV)

And grant that I may not live to myself or die to myself, but whether I live or die, I may be the Lord’s, and may live and die to him. Romans 14:7-8(KJV)

Lord, give us grace to deny ourselves, to take up our cross daily, and to follow Christ; Matthew 16:24(NASB) to discipline our bodies and make them our slaves. 1 Corinthians 9:27(NASB)

Lord, keep us from being lovers of self, 2 Timothy 3:2(NASB) from being wise in our own eyes and leaning on our own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7(NASB)

Lord, give us to seek, not our own good only, but also that of our neighbor. 1 Corinthians 10:24(NASB)

And grant that we may not live for ourselves or die for ourselves, but whether we live or die, we may be the Lord’s, and may live and die for Him. Romans 14:7-8(NASB)

Lord, give me grace to deny myself, to take up my cross daily, and to follow Christ; Matthew 16:24(NASB) to discipline my body and make it my slave. 1 Corinthians 9:27(NASB)

Lord, keep me from being a lover of self, 2 Timothy 3:2(NASB) from being wise in my own eyes and leaning on my own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7(NASB)

Lord, give me to seek, not my own good only, but also that of my neighbor. 1 Corinthians 10:24(NASB)

And grant that I may not live for myself or die for myself, but whether I live or die, I may be the Lord’s, and may live and die for Him. Romans 14:7-8(NASB)

Lord, give us grace to deny ourselves, to take up our cross daily, and to follow Christ; Matthew 16:24(NIV) to beat our bodies and make them our slaves. 1 Corinthians 9:27(NIV)

Lord, keep us from being lovers of ourselves, 2 Timothy 3:2(NIV) from being wise in our own eyes and leaning on our own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7(NIV)

Lord, grant that we may not seek only our own good, but everyone the good of others also. 1 Corinthians 10:24(NIV)

And grant that none of us may live to himself alone or die to himself alone, but whether we live or die, may we belong to the Lord, and live and die to him. Romans 14:7-8(NIV)

Lord, give me grace to deny myself, to take up my cross daily, and to follow Christ; Matthew 16:24(NIV) to beat my body and make it my slave. 1 Corinthians 9:27(NIV)

Lord, keep me from being a lover of myself, 2 Timothy 3:2(NIV) from being wise in my own eyes and leaning on my own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7(NIV)

Lord, grant that I may not seek only my own good, but also the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:24(NIV)

And grant that I may not live to myself alone or die to myself alone, but whether I live or die, I may belong to the Lord, and live and die to him. Romans 14:7-8(NIV)

We must pray for humility and meekness.

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Lord, give us to learn from Christ to be gentle and lowly in heart, that we may find rest for our souls; Matthew 11:29(ESV) and that herein the same mind may be in us that was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5(ESV)

Lord, conceal pride from us, Job 33:17(ESV) and clothe us with humility; 1 Peter 5:5(ESV) and put upon us the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in your sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4-5(ESV)

Lord, give us grace to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which we have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2(ESV)

Let anger never lodge in our bosoms, Ecclesiastes 7:9(ESV) nor the sun ever go down on our anger; Ephesians 4:26(ESV) but enable us to show perfect courtesy toward all people, because we ourselves were once foolish and disobedient. Titus 3:2-3(ESV)

Let us be clothed as becomes the elect children of God, holy and beloved, with compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, Colossians 3:12(ESV) that being merciful, even as our heavenly Father is merciful, Luke 6:36(ESV) we may be perfect as he is perfect. Matthew 5:48(ESV)

Lord, give me to learn from Christ to be gentle and lowly in heart, that I may find rest for my soul; Matthew 11:29(ESV) and that herein the same mind may be in me that was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5(ESV)

Lord, conceal pride from me, Job 33:17(ESV) and clothe me with humility; 1 Peter 5:5(ESV) and put upon me the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in your sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4-5(ESV)

Lord, give me grace to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which I have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with others in love. Ephesians 4:1-2(ESV)

Let anger never lodge in my bosom, Ecclesiastes 7:9(ESV) nor the sun ever go down on my anger; Ephesians 4:26(ESV) but enable me to show perfect courtesy toward all people, because I myself was once foolish and disobedient. Titus 3:2-3(ESV)

Let me be clothed as becomes an elect child of God, holy and beloved, with a compassionate heart, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, Colossians 3:12(ESV) that being merciful, even as my heavenly Father is merciful, Luke 6:36(ESV) I may be perfect as he is perfect. Matthew 5:48(ESV)

Lord, give us all to learn of Christ to be meek and lowly in heart, that we may find rest to our souls; Matthew 11:29(KJV) and that herein the same mind may be in us that was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5(KJV)

Lord, hide pride from us, Job 33:17(KJV) and clothe us with humility; 1 Peter 5:5(KJV) and put upon us the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in thy sight is of great price. 1 Peter 3:4-5(KJV)

Lord, give us grace to walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2(KJV)

Let anger never rest in our bosoms, Ecclesiastes 7:9(KJV) nor the sun ever go down upon our wrath; Ephesians 4:26(KJV) but enable us to show all meekness towards all men, because we ourselves also were sometimes foolish and disobedient. Titus 3:2-3(KJV)

Let us be clothed as becomes the elect of God, holy and beloved, with bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, and long-suffering, Colossians 3:12(KJV) that being merciful, as our Father which is in heaven is merciful, Luke 6:36(KJV) we may be perfect as he is perfect. Matthew 5:48(KJV)

Lord, give me to learn of Christ to be meek and lowly in heart, that I may find rest to my soul; Matthew 11:29(KJV) and that herein the same mind may be in me that was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5(KJV)

Lord, hide pride from me, Job 33:17(KJV) and clothe me with humility; 1 Peter 5:5(KJV) and put upon me the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in thy sight is of great price. 1 Peter 3:4-5(KJV)

Lord, give me grace to walk worthy of the vocation wherewith I am called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing others in love. Ephesians 4:1-2(KJV)

Let anger never rest in my bosom, Ecclesiastes 7:9(KJV) nor the sun ever go down upon my wrath; Ephesians 4:26(KJV) but enable me to show all meekness towards all men, because I myself also was sometimes foolish and disobedient. Titus 3:2-3(KJV)

Let me be clothed as becomes an elect child of God, holy and beloved, with bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, and long-suffering, Colossians 3:12(KJV) that being merciful, as my Father which is in heaven is merciful, Luke 6:36(KJV) I may be perfect as he is perfect. Matthew 5:48(KJV)

Lord, give us all to learn from Christ to be gentle and humble in heart, that we may find rest for our souls; Matthew 11:29(NASB) and that herein the same attitude may be in us which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5(NASB)

Lord, keep pride from us, Job 33:17(NASB) and clothe us with humility; 1 Peter 5:5(NASB) and put upon us the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in Your sight is precious. 1 Peter 3:4(NASB)

Lord, give us grace to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which we have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2(NASB)

Let anger never reside in our bosoms, Ecclesiastes 7:9(NASB) nor the sun ever go down on our anger; Ephesians 4:26(NASB) but enable us to show every consideration for all men, because we also were once foolish and disobedient ourselves. Titus 3:2-3(NASB)

Let us be clothed as becomes those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, with a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, Colossians 3:12(NASB) that being merciful, just as our heavenly Father is merciful, Luke 6:36(NASB) we may be perfect as He is perfect. Matthew 5:48(NASB)

Lord, give me to learn from Christ to be gentle and humble in heart, that I may find rest for my soul; Matthew 11:29(NASB) and that herein the same attitude may be in me which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5(NASB)

Lord, keep pride from me, Job 33:17(NASB) and clothe me with humility; 1 Peter 5:5(NASB) and put upon me the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in Your sight is precious. 1 Peter 3:4(NASB)

Lord, give me grace to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which I have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for others in love. Ephesians 4:1-2(NASB)

Let anger never reside in my bosom, Ecclesiastes 7:9(NASB) nor the sun ever go down on my anger; Ephesians 4:26(NASB) but enable me to show every consideration for all men, because I also was once foolish and disobedient myself. Titus 3:2-3(NASB)

Let me be clothed as becomes one who has been chosen of God, holy and beloved, with a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, Colossians 3:12(NASB) that being merciful, just as my heavenly Father is merciful, Luke 6:36(NASB) I may be perfect as He is perfect. Matthew 5:48(NASB)

Lord, give us all to learn from Christ to be gentle and humble in heart, that we may find rest for our souls; Matthew 11:29(NIV) and that herein our attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5(NIV)

Lord, keep pride from us, Job 33:17(NIV) and clothe us with humility; 1 Peter 5:5(NIV) and put upon us the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in your sight. 1 Peter 3:4-5(NIV)

Lord, give us grace to live lives worthy of the calling we have received, being completely humble, gentle, and patient, as we bear with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2(NIV)

Let anger never reside in our laps, Ecclesiastes 7:9(NIV) nor the sun ever go down while we are still angry; Ephesians 4:26(NIV) but enable us to show true humility toward all men, because we ourselves also were at one time foolish and disobedient. Titus 3:2-3(NIV)

Let us be clothed as becomes God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, Colossians 3:12(NIV) that being merciful, just as our Father in heaven is merciful, Luke 6:36(NIV) we may be perfect as he is perfect. Matthew 5:48(NIV)

Lord, give me to learn from Christ to be gentle and humble in heart, that I may find rest for my soul; Matthew 11:29(NIV) and that herein my attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5(NIV)

Lord, keep pride from me, Job 33:17(NIV) and clothe me with humility; 1 Peter 5:5(NIV) and put upon me the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in your sight. 1 Peter 3:4-5(NIV)

Lord, give me grace to live a life worthy of the calling I have received, being completely humble, gentle, and patient, as I bear with others in love. Ephesians 4:1-2(NIV)

Let anger never reside in my lap, Ecclesiastes 7:9(NIV) nor the sun ever go down while I am still angry; Ephesians 4:26(NIV) but enable me to show true humility toward all men, because I myself also was at one time foolish and disobedient. Titus 3:2-3(NIV)

Let me be clothed as becomes one of God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, Colossians 3:12(NIV) that being merciful, just as my Father in heaven is merciful, Luke 6:36(NIV) I may be perfect as he is perfect. Matthew 5:48(NIV)

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