This past Sunday we looked at the humiliation of Christ in Phil. 2 (here is the link for the message if you missed it:  http://northwake.com/resources/sermons/phil-2/

At the close of the service we prayed this prayer together.  Take some time this week to pray slowly through the portion of it that hits closest to home for you!

 
Litany of Humility
Anonymous
 
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 falsely accused, 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.
 

And as a bonus, enjoy this wonderful rendering of Phil. 2 from the Hawaiian Pigeon Version!

1 You know, cuz us guys stay tight wit God’s Spesho Guy Christ, he give us plenny good kine words. He show love an aloha fo us guys, so we no need stay sore inside. God’s Spirit help us all come togedda. An we all feel aloha an pity fo each odda deep inside. 2 Dass how stay, yeah? So! You know how you guys can make me feel real good inside? All you guys, try tink bout tings da same way. Try get da same kine love an aloha fo each odda, an da same kine heart an head. 3 No go do stuff cuz you tink you mo betta den da odda guys, o cuz you like make big show. Mo betta, figga peopo lidis: da odda peopo get tings dey can do mo betta den you. No get big head. 4 No good you ony tink bout da tings you tink stay importan–make shua you tink bout da tings da odda peopo tink dat stay importan too.

One Song Bout Christ

5 All you guys, tink lidis, jalike Jesus Christ. 6 Jesus, he everytime stay jalike God. But no matta, he neva tink he gotta go hang on to dat. 7 He let um all go, so he can make himself one poor worka guy, an come jalike peopo. Wen da peopo see him, dey figga he jus one guy. 8 He wen make himself jalike he no stay importan. He wen do everyting God say, even if he gotta go mahke. An not jus regula kine mahke, you know. Was mo worse, on top one cross. 9 Dass why God make Jesus da main Guy. He wen give him one spesho name, Fo tell wat kine guy him. Cuz he mo importan den all da big name guys! 10 So everybody, wen dey find out wat kine guy Jesus, dey goin go down on dea knees in front him. Everybody up dea inside da sky, An all ova da world, An undaneat da groun! 11 Wit dea mout, everybody goin tell, “Jesus Christ, da Spesho Guy God Wen Send, He da Boss!” Cuz a dat, peopo goin say, “God da Fadda, he awesome fo shua!”