Prayer for Week of March 30 — Swim Down

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I came across some old sermon notes and found this phrase from a retreat with Anne Stock. “The devil is drowning man and hates humility. We can get free if we are willing to swim down and away.” Now that’s a good word, right there.

Humility

The Litany of Humility

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus

From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus

From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus

From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, 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 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.

AMEN


  1. Georgina - March 3, 2015

    Wow.  Serious prayer…discovering levels of humility.  Dear Lord Jesus, YOUR way is THE way.
    Thank you Provision Room. 

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