(After each statement repeat the bolded response.)

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 honoured,

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 go unnoticed,

That others may be preferred to me in everything,

That others may become holier than I, provided that I become as holy as I should.

Let us pray: 

O Jesus who, being God, humbled Yourself to death, and even to death on a cross, in order to be an example that eternally confuses our pride and self-love. Grant us the grace to learn and follow your example, so that, humbling ourselves as is fitting for our misery here on Earth, we may be exalted to enjoy You eternally in Heaven. 

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