The Humility of Prayer

Posted on July 27, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

There are so many ways to go with this one very familiar verse, but today I want to focus on the humility of prayer.

Prayerlessness is characterized by:
• Being more focused on self rather than God
• Arrogance
• An attitude that “I can do it myself”
• The belief that “I don’t need God”
• Unbelief
• Laziness
• Control
• A belief that my plan is best

Prayerfulness is characterized by:
• Humility
• Sacrifice – praying takes time and may require giving up other things
• An attitude that “I need God”
• Faith – believing God is able
• Action – prayerfulness takes intentionality / it is a discipline
• Acknowledging that God is in control
• A belief that God’s plan is far superior to my plan

Genuine, heartfelt prayer foundationally requires humility that expresses, at its very root – I need help from One greater than myself. I am not able. He is able. I know little. He knows everything. I want what I want. He wants what is best for me.

Lord, may my life reflect belief, humility, and earnest prayer.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

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