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How to grow in humility? Ask for it! Say this litany.


O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, [i]Hear me.[/i]
From the desire of being esteemed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being loved, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being extolled, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being honored, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being praised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being preferred to others, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being consulted, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being approved, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being humiliated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being despised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of suffering rebukes, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being calumniated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being forgotten, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being ridiculed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being wronged, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being suspected, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]


That others may be loved more than I, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be esteemed more than I, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be chosen and I set aside, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be preferred to me in everything, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]

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[quote name='vee8' timestamp='1286815535' post='2179110']
How to grow in humility? Ask for it! Say this litany.


O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, [i]Hear me.[/i]
From the desire of being esteemed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being loved, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being extolled, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being honored, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being praised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being preferred to others, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being consulted, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being approved, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being humiliated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being despised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of suffering rebukes, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being calumniated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being forgotten, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being ridiculed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being wronged, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being suspected, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]


That others may be loved more than I, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be esteemed more than I, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be chosen and I set aside, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be preferred to me in everything, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
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Yes!

A difficult prayer to [i]really[/i] pray.

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[quote name='vee8' timestamp='1286815535' post='2179110']
How to grow in humility? Ask for it! Say this litany.


O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, [i]Hear me.[/i]
From the desire of being esteemed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
[b]From the desire of being loved, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
[/b]From the desire of being extolled, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being honored, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being praised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being preferred to others, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being consulted, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
[b]From the desire of being approved[/b], [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being humiliated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being despised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of suffering rebukes, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being calumniated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
[b]From the fear of being forgotten, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
[/b]From the fear of being ridiculed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being wronged, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being suspected, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]


[b]That others may be loved more than I[/b], [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be esteemed more than I, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
[b]That others may be chosen and I set aside[/b], [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be preferred to me in everything, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
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:o


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:blink: :twitch:









Problamo. Me no understando. :huh:





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:o


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:blink: :twitch:









Problamo. Me no understando. :huh:





:twitch:
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JL - I've never been 100% comfortable with this litany either, but I try to remember the spirit and the intention rather than the actual words. Wanting to be humble is good - but sometimes the whole chasing humility thing seems to be a source of spiritual pride anyway so we need to remember that humility is a GIFT of the Holy Spirit, like faith - and not the result of our efforts alone. Focusing too much on things like pride or humility lead us to lose focus on God Himself. If we focus on Him alone, and try to do all things that are pleasing to Him, then He will take care of the rest.

I mean, after all, is there ever going to be a day when we pat ourselves on the back and say, "Wow, I've finally made it! I'm really humble now. I don't have any pride at all!"

Don't think so.... :P

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[quote name='vee8' timestamp='1286815535' post='2179110']
How to grow in humility? Ask for it! Say this litany.


O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, [i]Hear me.[/i]
From the desire of being esteemed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being loved, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being extolled, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being honored, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being praised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being preferred to others, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being consulted, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being approved, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being humiliated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being despised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of suffering rebukes, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being calumniated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being forgotten, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being ridiculed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being wronged, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being suspected, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]


That others may be loved more than I, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be esteemed more than I, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be chosen and I set aside, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be preferred to me in everything, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
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v8 -- where does this litany come from? I used to pray it on certain days in community (yes its a difficult one to pray ... and in my case I think He actually took me seriously).

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[quote name='cmariadiaz' timestamp='1286930716' post='2179373']
v8 -- where does this litany come from? I used to pray it on certain days in community (yes its a difficult one to pray ... and in my case I think He actually took me seriously).
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It appears to be credited to Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X
I, too have experienced rather unexpected lessons in humility after saying this. Nothing terrible happened just that sometimes the lesson came quite quickly, such as mere hours later.

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[quote name='vee8' timestamp='1286815535' post='2179110']
How to grow in humility? Ask for it! Say this litany.


O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, [i]Hear me.[/i]
From the desire of being esteemed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being loved, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being extolled, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being honored, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being praised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being preferred to others, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being consulted, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the desire of being approved, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being humiliated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being despised, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of suffering rebukes, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being calumniated, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being forgotten, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being ridiculed, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being wronged, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]
From the fear of being suspected, [i]Deliver me, Jesus.[/i]


That others may be loved more than I, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be esteemed more than I, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be chosen and I set aside, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may be preferred to me in everything, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, [i]Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.[/i]
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Vee,

This is a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing, I think I am going to incorporate this in my prayers.

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[quote name='vee8' timestamp='1286933188' post='2179377']
It appears to be credited to Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X
I, too have experienced rather unexpected lessons in humility after saying this. Nothing terrible happened just that sometimes the lesson came quite quickly, such as mere hours later.
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:) Mine well, lets just say that I got hit over the head several times :P

As my spiritual director has said -- sometimes we don't listen so He makes sure that we do by sending us those trials/experiences that we could have very well avoided if we had listened in the first place. Makes one grow in humility really quick. The hard way :)

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