Praying from Matthew 6:2 relating to Humility, Mercy, Rewards.
Dear God, as I strive to do merciful deeds, please help me to resist the temptation to seek recognition and praise from others. May I not sound a trumpet before myself, but instead humbly serve those in need without seeking personal gain. Please remind me that true reward comes from serving You and others with a pure heart. Amen.
Verse: Therefore, when you do merciful deeds, don’t sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.
This is a Command. The verse commands the reader to not sound a trumpet before themselves when doing merciful deeds, as hypocrites do, in order to receive glory from men.