God despises a prideful and haughty spirit. To return to God, we must exhibit humility and our utter dependence on Christ. As you spend time in prayer, pray for God to expose any trace of pride in your heart. Allow his Spirit to deliver you and bestow a contrite heart in its place.
The following passages have been selected because of their connection to repentance, prayer, and turning to God for revival and restoration. These verses from the Holy Scriptures provide a spiritually nuclear opportunity to pray that God would move in the hearts of his people for our Nation.
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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 CHRONICLES 7:14)
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord. (ZEPHANIAH 2:3)
“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’” (JAMES 4:6)
The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. (PSALM 16:17-19)
And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. (DEUTERONOMY 8:1-3)
You save a humble people, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down. (2 SAMUEL 22:28)
And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. (2 CHRONICLES 33:12)
And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. (ISAIAH 2:17)