“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Peter 5:5

TODAY’S WORD…

All wrap yourselves in humility to be servants of each other, because God refuses the proud and will always favour the humble.

– 1 Peter 5:5

 

REFLECTION…

Humility is a characteristic of the love that God wants us to practice because He loves a humble heart.

 

LITANY OF HUMILITY…A PRAYER…

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

 

From the desire of being esteemed,

deliver me, Jesus.

 

Jesus, please deliver me…

from the desire of being loved;

from the desire of being extolled;

from the desire of being honoured;

from the desire of being praised;

from the desire of being preferred;

from the desire of being consulted;

from the desire of being approved.

 

From the fear of being humiliated,

deliver me, Jesus.

 

Jesus, please deliver me…

from the fear of being despised;

from the fear of suffering rebukes;

from the fear of being calumniated;

from the fear of being forgotten;

from the fear of being ridiculed;

from the fear of being wronged;

from the fear of being suspected.

 

That others may be loved more than I,

Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

 

Jesus, please grant me the grace to desire…

that others may be esteemed more than I;

that in the opinion of the world,

others may increase and I may decrease;

that others may be chosen and I set aside;

that others may be praised and I unnoticed,

that others may become holier than I,

provided that I may became as holy as I should.

 

Amen

 

[from The Litany of Humility, by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val]

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