Litany of Humility

Leader: O Jesus! meek and humble of heart,

All: Hear me.

Leader: From the desire of being esteemed,

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

 

Leader: From the desire of being loved…

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the desire of being extolled …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the desire of being honored …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

 

Leader: From the desire of being praised …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the desire of being preferred to others…

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the desire of being consulted …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

 

Leader: From the desire of being approved …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the fear of being humiliated …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the fear of being despised…

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

 

Leader: From the fear of suffering rebukes …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the fear of being calumniated …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the fear of being forgotten …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

 

Leader: From the fear of being ridiculed …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the fear of being wronged …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

Leader: From the fear of being suspected …

All: Deliver me, Jesus.

 

Leader: That others may be loved more than I,

All: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

 

Leader: That others may be esteemed more than I …

All: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Leader: That, in the opinion of the world,

others may increase and I may decrease …

All: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Leader: That others may be chosen and I set aside …

All: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be praised and I unnoticed …

 

Leader: That others may be preferred to me in everything…

All: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Leader: That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…

All: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

 

Leader: Turn my face to you and from myself

All: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire you.

That in all you are, I may be,

That in all you bring, I may receive

That in turning to you, I may return to who I am meant to be.

In you is all honor and glory and power and love.

Amen.

 

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