Happy are those who have no goodness of their own to boast of. Humility flourishes in the soil of a true and deep sense of our own insignificance. Nowhere does humility flourish so as when it admits all guilt, confesses all sin, and trusts all grace.
”I the chief of sinners am, but Jesus died for me.” That is the praying ground, the ground of humility, but in reality brought near by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. God dwells in the lowly places. He makes lowly places often the most high places to the praying soul.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Excerpts from The Power of Prayer, written by E.M Bounds