Tuesday, June 17, 2008

From a friend

My lovely friend Cindy sent me this prayer for peace ~ and I want to share it with anyone reading this blog ( Bueller? Anyone? Anyone? ) ~



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...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…

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

What speaks to you? These two really made me go Ahh ~


From the desire of being approved......From the fear of suffering rebukes ...

7 comments:

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

I'm with you on the last two - I always want approval and rebukes? Ouch!

Hope you're well!

Leonie said...

Definitely!

Jacqlyn said...

Yes, there would be a few nodding heads out there to those!
Oh, and I just love this prayer......this is just what God has been showing me in my own life lately.
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

Leonie said...

So glad the prayer helped, Jacqlyn.

Cindy said...

Those two are just the crux, Leonie! Yes, they get me every time!

Dont' you find though when you let them go, how free you are? Oh, what a load off to not have the world need to approve of me? Just wish I could remember that every day and stop wastig such time and energy!

Leonie said...

Yeah - I didn't even really think about how much these applied to me, until I prayed the prayer!

LLMom said...

These are wonderful.