By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Oh dear Lord,
I give thanks that you are ever near to me—not too proud to linger with your servant and call me friend.
Bless me with your spirit of humility and generosity—generous in time, generous in friendship, and generous in sharing yourself.
Keep me safe from bad company; keep me safe from pious arrogance; keep me safe from my own sinful heart.
Let me always be ever near to you, now and always, through the power of your Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for the Poor in Spirit
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