“But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’
For some who have been extremely active in the church, human nature can sometimes cause them to become haughty. Placing yourself in a spiritually elevated position over others is anything but humble. God requires a humble heart and a child-like faith. Our prayers should be honest and simple for He honors those who honor Him.