Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
……be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray
……and do thou,
O prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
……thrust into Hell Satan
……and all the other evil spirits
……who prowl about the world
……seeking the ruin of souls.
O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known,
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help
or sought thy intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To thee I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petition,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
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
[size=3][FONT="]……as holy as I should…
[size=1]Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930),
Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X
Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
Obtains all things,
Whoever has God
God alone suffices.
Santa Teresa de Jesús
**(Santa Teresa de Ávila)