James, the brother of Jesus writes, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Paul explains that the best model of humility is Christ and if we want to represent Him in our troubled country, we need to follow His example. Take some time to prayerfully read Philippians 2:5-11.
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Remember, it is to the humble that God gives grace.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to help us as the church of God in South Africa to truly humble ourselves before Him. Ask the Lord to forgive us for our selfish ways and actions.
Pray that our hearts will be humbled and broken and that there’d be no place for pride, prejudice and selfishness. Make yourself available to follow the example of Jesus when it comes to humility and love for others.
Pray for political leaders by name. Pray that they will be men and woman of integrity and humility, who will not lie but speak and live truth.