16 September, 2023
The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life. – Proverbs 22:4
Abba Father, God of Righteousness, Peace and Love, we humble ourselves before you, prostrate and penitent, for all wisdom, all knowledge, all virtues, come from you, Who are the inexhaustible source of all Holiness. Your Holy Word teaches us to seek purity, godliness and knowledge that leads to love and harmony. You are the embodiment of love, and we are nothing without you, which proves, most undoubtedly, that where there is no love, there is nothing.
We are naught, in your sight, without the blessing of the generous spirit of love. Sharing this spirit of benevolence, means caring for our lesser endowed, poorer brethren, for you, God, are impartial in your great and perfect love, making the sun shine on the rich and poor, in equal measure. Lord, may we not lose your favor, for reasons of selfish pride. Teach us to practice humility and love of the Lord, in all our worldly dealings.
Bless us with true Christian humility, in imitation of Christ, for which you have graciously promised manifold rewards, for it is a grace of great price in your sight. May we fear your greatness and justice in condemning all that is false and imperfect in us. May we be sanctified and purified from all grave misdemeanors, by transforming our lives to gain the merits and comforts of this life, and happiness of the next, promised to us, in Jesus’ Name. Amen