Family Prayer Ministry Of The Holy Spirit

Renewing Families through Intercession

Litany of Humility

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

 

From the desire of being esteemed,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the desire of being loved,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the desire of being extolled,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the desire of being honored,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the desire of being praised,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the desire of being preferred to others,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the desire of being consulted,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the desire of being approved,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the fear of being humiliated,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the fear of being despised,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the fear of suffering rebukes,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the fear of being calumniated,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the fear of being forgotten,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the fear of being ridiculed,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the fear of being wronged,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

From the fear of being suspected,  Deliver me, O Jesus.

 

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

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

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

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 praised and I go unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be preferred to 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.

 

 

Charity

 

"Charity is patient, is kind; charity does not envy, is not pretentious, is not puffed up, is not ambitious, is not self-seeking, is not provoked; thinks no evil, does not rejoice over wickedness, but rejoices with the truth, bears with all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (1Cor 13:4-7).

 

To have Charity is to love God above all things for Himself and be ready to renounce all created things rather than offend Him by serious sin (Mt 22:36-40).

 

Merry Cardinal del Val, secretary of state to Pope Saint Pius X

from the prayer book for Jesuits, 1963

 

 

 

                      The Humility of Jesus Christ (Phil 2:6-11)

 

Though He was in the form of God,

Jesus did not deem equality with God

as something to be grasped at.

 

Rather, He emptied Himself

and taking the form of a slave,

being born in the likeness of men.

 

He was known to be of human estate,

and it was thus that He humbled Himself,

obediently accepting even death,

death on a cross!

 

Because of this,

God highly exalted Him

and bestowed on Him the name

above every other name,

 

So that at Jesus' name

every knee must bend

in the heavens, on the earth,

and under the earth,

and every tongue proclaim

to the glory of God the Father:

JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

 

 

 

                                                                  The "Anima Christi"

 

Soul of Christ, sanctify me

Body of Christ, save me

Blood of Christ, inebriate me

Water from the side of Christ, wash me

Passion of Christ, strengthen me

Oh Good Jesus, hear me

Within Thy Wounds hide me

Suffer me not to be separated from from You

From the malignant enemy, defend me

In the hour of my death, call me

And bid me come to Thee

That with Thy Saints I may praise Thee

Forever and ever.

Amen

 

(The Anima Christi was composed around the 14th century, it is prayed even to this day by faithful Catholics soon after receiving the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion)