ROOTED IN PRAYER | PRAYER OF HUMILITY

One of the most challenging prayers of surrender from the Jesuit Prayer book…

O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, O Jesus. 
From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted…
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, O Jesus. 

From the fear of being forgotten…
From the fear of being ridiculed…
From the fear of being wronged… 
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, O 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… 
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…
That others may be praised and I go 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,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

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