Monday, September 25, 2006

Deliver me O Jesus

I shared this with my Bible Study group last week. I'm still praying it. I think I should probably do it every day for the rest of my life.

Deliver me O Jesus from the desire of being esteemed.
Deliver me, O Jesus from the desire of being
loved
Deliver me, O Jesus from the desire of being extolled, honored, praised.

Deliver me O Jesus from the desire of being preferred to others
Deliver me O Jesus from the desire of being consulted and approved
Deliver me O Jesus from the fear of being
humiliated
Deliver me O Jesus from the fear of being despised, and of suffering rebuke
Deliver me O Jesus from the fear of being slandered, of being forgotten, or being ridiculed.
Deliver me O Jesus from the fear of being wronged and suspected.


That others may be loved more than I
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 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.

3 comments:

Beefy said...

T, that may be the best prayer I've ever read.

Heth said...

Oh my goodness, did I need to hear that! I think need to pray that every hour. That is a wonderful prayer.

meLanie said...

amen. that ones going on my bathroom mirror. thanks t.