Litany for Humility

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"He must increase and I must decrease" (Jn 3:30).

Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val

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


Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930),
Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X

Source: EWTN.

Muggeridge

God, humble my pride,
extinguish the last stirrings of my ego,
obliterate whatever remains of worldly ambition and carnality,
and in these last days of my mortal existence,
help me to serve only Thy purposes,
to speak and to write only Thy words,
to think only Thy thoughts,
to have no other prayer than "Thy will be done."

Malcolm Muggeridge, Conversion.