Morning Prayer: Tue, 04 Apr – Numbers 12:2-3; Luke 23:34a ~ empty me

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Sentences

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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Reading: Numbers 12:2-3 (NLT)

They said, “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses? Hasn’t he spoken through us, too?” But the Lord heard them. (Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth.)
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Reading: Luke 23:34a (NLT)

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”
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Litany of Humility: – Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930),
Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X

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,
Deliver me, Jesus.

+ 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…

O Jesus! empty me of me, and fill me with you…
to the glory of your name. Amen.
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“Humble King” – Mission Grace Worship


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Blessing

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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