Seeking Him Podcast

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Two Prayers

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Jesus once told a story about two men who offered very different prayers. The first was mostly interested in himself.

“God, I thank you that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.”

Nancy: His pride made him blind to the depravity of his own heart. The other man—a despised tax collector—simply cried out in humility.

“God, please be merciful to me, a sinner.”

Nancy: This man didn’t attempt to justify himself. Instead, he admitted that his only hope was God’s mercy.

Jesus concluded the story by saying, “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 14:11). Do you want to truly connect to God when you pray? Then remember that God draws near to those who have a humble, broken spirit.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.