Litany of Humility Prayer

All italicized text are explanatory notes from me, Richaél Lucero.

The first set of petitions in the Litany of Humility requests our deliverance from desiring validation from man in stead of God. 

  • O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
  • Response for the following: Deliver me, Jesus.
  • From the desire of being esteemed …
  • From the desire of being loved …
  • From the desire of being extolled …
  • From the desire of being honored …
  • From the desire of being praised …
  • From the desire of being preferred to others…
  • From the desire of being consulted …
  • From the desire of being approved …

The second set of petitions address our fears that are related to pride.

  • Response for the following: Deliver me, Jesus.
  • From the fear of being humiliated …
  • 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 …

The last set of petitions focuses on the cultivation of good desires, that are true to humility.

  • Response for the following: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
  • That others may be loved more than I …
  • 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 be preferred to me in everything…
  • That others may become holier than I,
  • provided that I may become as holy as I should…

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