LITANY OF HUMILITY

O Jesus! Meek and humble of heart, hear me!

From the desire of being esteemed R. *Deliver me, Jesus:

From the desire of being loved, R. *

From the desire of being extolled, R. *

From the desire of being honored, R. *

From the desire of being praised, R. *

From the desire of being preferred to others, R. *

From the the desire of being consulted, R. *

From the desire of being approved, R. *

From the fear of being humiliated, R. *

From the fear of being despised, R. *

From the fear of suffering rebukes, R. *

From the fear of being calumniated, R. *

From the fear of being forgotten, R. *

From the fear of being ridiculed, R. *

From the fear of being wronged, R. *

From the fear of being suspected, R. *

That others may be loved more than I, R. **Grant me the grace of this holy desire:

That others may be esteemed more than I, R. **

That in the opinion of the world, others may increase, and that I may decrease, R. **

That others may be chosen and I set aside, R. **

That others may be praised and I unnoticed, R. **

That others may be preferred to me in everything, R. **

That others may become holier than I, provided that I become as holy as I should, R. **

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