The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector reminds us that prayer requires constancy and humility. Sadly, only the tax collector seems to have both.

Sometimes even good disciples are only constant in prayer but not humble. It can be easy to replace genuineness with consistency. God wants both.

Gracious God, may my humility be expressed in my prayer. May I be strong enough to acknowledge that I am a sinner. Make my prayer real today.