This past Sunday (7/23/17) I had the chance to speak to our men in our adult LifeChange classes about pride and how it hinders reconciliation in our marriages.  At the close of our time I prayed this prayer for our men.  It’s called “Litany of Humility.” I call it “A Prayer for Husbands”!

Here it is… pray it slowly and honestly before the Lord!

Larry

– O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
– From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the fear of being slandered, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
– From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, 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, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
– 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, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
– That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
– That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
– 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.

Amen and amen.