On this third day of the Novena, the petition is for us to grow in humility.
Humility is the second most-written about category for this blog (after “Prayer.”)
Humility, it is said in 12 Step meeting rooms is “accepting reality for what it is, adjusting your life to fit that reality, and being content with the results.”
It is seeing that there is a God, and you are not Him. (And similarly that you are not the Pope or a Bishop, either.)
It is seeing that we are creatures of sin, and only with God’s help can we escape sin and clean up our behavior.
It is seeing ourselves as we really are, and not through the World’s delusions.
Now, to the Novena:
Begin the prayer with: O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father…, etc.
By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.
[Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after your intentions concerning where you may be lacking in humility.]
To say the entire Chaplet, click here:
Chaplet of St. Michael
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