Act of Humility – Who Am I That Thou Shouldst Deign to Come to Me?

Anytime we begin to get prideful, we should make an act of humility.

The liturgical seasons of Christmas and Lent are especially good times to meditate on the fact that God himself, became flesh for us when we did not even merit it.

The Lord of heaven and earth became a helpless babe, born in a manger.

Oh what wondrous love is this!

And so, Lord, whenever we begin to get puffed up, may we remember to make an act of humility, for without you, we are nothing.

An Act of Humility

O Lord of glory, O God of infinite sanctity, who am I that Thou shouldst deign to come to me! “The heavens are not pure in Thy sight,” and wilt Thou dwelt in my heart?

“Lord! I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof.” The consciousness of my unworthiness would prompt me to exclaim, “Depart from me, O Lord, for I am a sinner,” but Thy pressing invitation to approach Thy Holy Table encourages me and dispels all my fears. “here I am for Thou didst call me.”

Come, then, O Jesus, take possession of a heart that wishes to belong to Thee. “Create a clean heart in me, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

“Have mercy on me, O God, and according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies, blot out my iniquity.”

Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed.

Source: Deliverance Prayers for Use by the Laity

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