The Pharisee and the Tax Collector Prayer
Luke 18: 10-14
10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax
collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You
that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax
collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13 And the
tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven,
but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this
man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who
exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”