The parable that shows a Pharisee and tax collector at prayer teaches us that besides constancy, effective prayer requires humility. The humble tax collector prays better than the proud Pharisee.

Am I humble in my prayer? What is my spiritual posture as I approach God? Do I pray from conclusions, or am I open to fulfilling God’s will in my live?

Dear God, may I come to You today with a clean slate. May my prayer be humble and my supplication be to fulfill Your divine will.