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A Prayer for Humility by Fr Alexander Men

Lord, have mercy! Christ, have mercy!


Jesus, gentle and humble in heart, hear me and have mercy on me.


Heavenly Father, God, have mercy on us!

Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us!

Holy Spirit of God, have mercy on us!

Jesus, deliver me

from the desire to avoid offenses against me!

Jesus, deliver me

from the desire to force my own opinion!

Jesus, deliver me

from the desire for people to take my advice!

Jesus, deliver me

from the desire to be praised!

Jesus, deliver me

from the desire to be respected!

Jesus, deliver me

from the desire to be first!

Jesus, deliver me

from the desire to be loved!


From the fear of being forgotten,

deliver me, Jesus!

From the fear of being under suspicion,

deliver me, Jesus!

From the fear of being unknown,

deliver me, Jesus!

From the fear of being misunderstood,

deliver me, Jesus!

From the fear of being rejected,

deliver me, Jesus!

From the fear of being slandered,

deliver me, Jesus!

From the fear of being humiliated,

deliver me, Jesus!

From the fear of being mocked,

deliver me, Jesus!


When others are appreciated more than I,

help me, Jesus, to bear it in love!

When others are accepted, but I am forgotten,

help me, Jesus, to bear it in love!

When my birthright is given to another,

help me, Jesus, to bear it in love! When others are considered more upright than I,

help me, Jesus, to bear it in love!

When others are loved more than I,

help me, Jesus, to bear it in love!


That I would not seek a high position, Jesus,

give me grace, humility, and love!

That I may readily do unpleasant duties unto your glory, Jesus,

give me grace, humility, and love!

That I may see God’s will in the orders of my superiors, Jesus,

give me grace, humility, and love!

That I may forgive in deed and not only in word, Jesus,

give me grace, humility, and love!

That I may treat everyone with love, especially those who condemn me, Jesus,

give me grace, humility, and love!

That I may be quick to show contrition, Jesus,

give me grace, humility, and love!

That I would love poverty and indignity, Jesus,

give me grace, humility, and love!


Lamb of God,

who took upon yourself the sins of the world,

forgive us, Lord!

Lamb of God,

who took upon yourself the sins of the world,

hear us, Lord!


Lamb of God,

who took upon yourself the sins of the world,

have mercy on us, Lord!


Jesus, gentle and humble in heart, hear my supplications and grant them according to your mercy, that I would joyfully agree to live unnoticed in this world and that in my joy would be your glory and love! Amen.

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