Painting of Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven
The Virgin in Heaven Above a Gathering of Saints by Auguste Hess

 

O God, of Whose mercies there is no number, and of Whose goodness the treasure is infinite; we render thanks to Your most gracious majesty for the gifts You have bestowed upon us, evermore beseeching Your clemency, that as You grant the petitions of them that ask You, You will never forsake them, but will prepare for the reward to come. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Although this prayer is wonderful to pray regularly when our pride rears its ugly head, it is an especially poignant prayer and meditation for the Lenten season. Our ultimate example in humility is our Savior Jesus Christ, who willingly suffered in silence on our behalf each one of the things listed in this litany.

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.

Source: Praying Through Lent: The Litany of Humility

Oil on Canvas Painting of Saint Pope John Paul II

 
Being a creative type, I love making beautiful pages, especially when it involves pray or anything of God! Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to indulge myself in that, so at the suggestion of a fellow parishioner, I am simply at least posting the text of the prayer for now.

Pray this Novena in asking for the intercession of Saint John Paul II for you’re intentions and please include the intentions of The John Paul II Center.
Do this daily along with the reflections below:

Let us pray: Merciful God, accept our thanksgiving For the gift of St. John Paul’s II apostolic life and mission And through his intercession, please, GRANT US THIS PETITION for your servant, Father Christopher George Phillips, to be returned to shepherd the flock you have entrusted to his loving care and guidance, the people at Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, and for the John Paul II Training Center. Grant us also to grow in love for you And proclaim boldly the love of Christ to all people. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
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