Litany of Humility Novena

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Each month SportsLeader prays a novena, which is 9 consecutive days of prayer.

Today is Day 1 of our March novena. We will be praying the Novena through and including Thursday March 9.

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Our prayer this month will be The Litany of Humility. May we all grow in the virtue of humility so as to better serve our Lord in this wonderful ministry of sports.

Here are some inspiring quotes from some Saints about this essential virtue:

To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but the greatness of its humility. 
--St John of the Cross, OCD

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” 
--Saint Augustine

He who wants to learn true humility should reflect upon the Passion of Jesus. (267) 
-- St Faustina, Divine Mercy in my Soul

The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it. 
--Saint Vincent de Paul

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. 
--Saint Augustine

There is more value in a little study of humility and in a single act of it than in all the knowledge in the world. 
--Saint Teresa of Avila

Further below are the prayers for our novena.

Virtue = Strength 
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The Litany of Humility

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed, 
Deliver me, Jesus. (repeat after each line)

From the desire of being loved... 
From the desire of being extolled ... 
From the desire of being honored ... 
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. (repeat after each line)

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 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…

 
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