A Private Litany of Humility

From the desire of being praised — deliver me, Jesus

From the desire of being honored — deliver me, Jesus

From the desire of being preferred — deliver me, Jesus

From the desire of being consulted — deliver me, Jesus

From the desire of being approved — deliver me, Jesus

From the desire of comfort and ease — deliver me, Jesus


From the fear of being humiliated — deliver me, Jesus

From the fear of being criticized — deliver me, Jesus

From the fear of being passed over — deliver me, Jesus

From the fear of being forgotten — deliver me, Jesus

From the fear of being lonely — deliver me, Jesus


That others may be loved more than I, Jesus grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be praise and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.


O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like yours

O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, strengthen me with your Spirit

O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, teach me your ways.


O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, help me put my self-importance aside to learn the kind of cooperation with others that makes possible the presence of your Abba’s household. Amen.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s