Thursday, October 19, 2006

Deliver Me O Jesus

I just posted this a month ago... but it needs to be repeated this month!

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 othersDeliver 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 wrongedand 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...

I think you should post that every day.

meLanie said...

it is posted right infront of my face everyday. i don't think i could prya it enough times...

my bathroom is my sanctuary said...

I love that. Thanks T!