Litany of Interior Peace

V.    Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
R.    Make my heart like unto Thine.

From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved,
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire to be sought, etc.
From the desire to be mourned,
From the desire of praise,
From the desire of preference,
From the desire of influence,
From the desire of approval,
From the desire of authority,
From the fear of humiliations,
From the fear of being despised,
From the fear of repulse,
From the fear of calumny,
From the fear of oblivion,
From the fear of ridicule,
From the fear of injury,
From the fear of suspicion,

That others may be loved more than myself,
    Jesus, grant this desire.

That others may be more highly esteemed,
    Jesus, grant this desire.

That others may grow and increase in honor, and I decrease,
    Jesus, grant that I may desire it.

Jesus, mercy.
Our Lady, help us.

Let Us Pray

        Pour forth Thy grace into our hearts, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we who refrain from sin by self-denial, may be afflicted in time rather than condemned to eternal punishment, through Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  R. Amen.