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Old Jun 30, '12, 8:30 pm
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Default Don't get along with my parents. We all have huge egos and no humility whatsoever

Hi,

I want to ask for prayers for myself and my parents. We all have huge egos, lots, of pride, and no humility whatsoever. We have no mercy on each other or anyone else who aggravates us. Please pray hard for mercy and humility in myself most importantly, but in my parents as well. I ask for prayers for humility and mercy for myself first, because I am the only one who can choose to allow myself to cooperate with God's grace, and I am the only one who can choose to change my behavior and attitudes to be in accordance with God's will and wisdom and so set an example. But also pray for my parents because they need someone to point out to them the ego, pride and lack of humility and mercy, which they need to and can only obtain from God Himself, and not from me or themselves or anyone else in the world but God. Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, pray for us!

God bless you and thank you all for praying.
Joshua
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Old Jun 30, '12, 8:38 pm
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Litany of Humility

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 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.

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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Old Jun 30, '12, 11:48 pm
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Default Re: Don't get along with my parents. We all have huge egos and no humility whatsoever

I absolutely LOVE the Litany of Humility. There was a time in my life when I was striving to become more humble, I carried a copy of the prayer with me and prayed it throughout the day. I think it works best when the person seeking the virtue prays it for him or herself though. It is sort of like a reality check. I also believe that frequent confession is necessary to live a more virtuous life.
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Dear Lord, Please support Joshua as he struggles to focus on You as the center of his life. May he come to provide an example that his parents will appreciate. Please guide and guard him Lord, lead him to Your straight and perfect path. Amen.
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Lord, may Joshua find the answer to his problem through praying to Mother Mary and through the daily recitation of Cardinal Merry del Val's "Litany of Humility." May he and his parents grow more humble through the intercession of Mother Mary Immaculate. Amen.
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