Friday, November 4, 2011

Making This My Prayer

I will bow down toward Your holy temple and will praise Your name for Your love and Your faithfulness, for You have exalted above all things Your name and Your word.
Psalm 138:2


Deliver me, oh 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

From the desire of being consulted

From the desire of being approved

From the desire of being popular



From the fear of being humiliated

From the fear of being despised

From the fear of suffering rebukes

From the fear of being calumniated (maligned)

From the fear of being forgotten

From the fear of being ridiculed

From the fear of being suspected

~ Mother Teresa