My penance when I confessed today. Yep. That would be right.

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus.
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 …
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 …

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

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…

/// Because Jesus, You are my All.

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3 responses to “My penance when I confessed today. Yep. That would be right.

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    Ah! Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val!! He is an inspiration to us all. May God grant us the grace to pray for this virtue. I love this prayer.

  2. nancy v

    Litany of Humility in song

    (thanks Gina for sharing history)
    What a beautiful penance! But then you would tell us they all are.

  3. Janice

    Love (tho it’s hard) praying this litany

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