Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Prayer for Thursday, September 8, 2011

“Great Is Your Faith”

O God, keep us from shallow pride that leads to a sense that we are entitled to that which we cannot possibly deserve but which you will nonetheless give us.

O God, teach us the hard lesson of deep humility that leads to deep trust in your deep grace.


“But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ He answered, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly.’” (Matthew 15:23-28)

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