Mother Cabrini's Prayer for Humility

This prayer for the virtue of humility is attributed to Mother Cabrini (who later became St Frances Xavier Cabrini - see the Modern Calendar of Saints for more details).


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Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that you may fortify me with the grace of your Holy Spirit, and give your peace to my soul, that I may be free from all needless anxiety and worry.

Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to you, so that your will may be my will.

Grant that I may be free from unholy desires, and that, for your love, I may remain obscure and unknown in this world, to be known only to you.

Do not permit me to attribute to myself the good that you perform in me and through me, but rather, referring all honour to you, may I admit only to my infirmities, so that renouncing sincerely all vain-glory which comes from the world, I may aspire to that true and lasting glory that comes from you. Amen

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