Humility Gives Wings to Prayer
Humility does not have its eyes on self, but rather on God and others. God puts a great price on humility of heart. That which brings the praying soul near to God is humility of heart. That which gives wings to prayer is a humble mind.
Pride, self-esteem, and self-praise effectually shut the door of prayer. Approach God with humility and meekness – do not be puffed up with self-importance or overestimate your virtues and good works. It is better to be clothed with humility than with an expensive garment.
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love
Excerpts from The Power of Prayer, written by E.M Bounds