Litany of Humility

Cardinal Merry Del Val
Cardinal Raphael Merry del Val (1865-1930)
June 26, 2017

O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, hear me.

 

From the desire of being extolled, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the desire of being honored, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the desire of being praised, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the desire of being preferred before others, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the desire of being consulted, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the desire of being approved, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the desire of being highly regarded, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

 

From the fear of being humiliated, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the fear of being rebuked, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the fear of being forgotten, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the fear of being wronged, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

From the fear of being suspected, deliver me, Lord Jesus.

 

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

That in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I decrease,

                                                                                          Jesus grant me the grace to desire it.

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

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

That others should be preferred before me in everything, Jesus grant me the grace to desire it.

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

                                                                                                   Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

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