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March 3, 2010

A Prayer to Be Freed From the Seven Deadly Sins



Perfect for Lenten penance and reflection:

O Jesus, meek Savior and Prince of Peace, implant in me the virtues of gentleness and patience. Let me curb the fury of anger and restrain all resentment and impatience so as to overcome evil with good, attain your peace, and rejoice in Your love.

O Jesus, Model of humility, divest me of all pride and arrogance. Let me acknowledge my weakness and sinfulness, so that I may bear mockery and contempt for Your sake and esteem myself as lowly in your sight.

O Jesus, Teacher of abstinence, help me to serve You rather than our appetites. Keep me from gluttony - the inordinate love of food and drink and let me hunger and thirst for Your justice.

O Jesus, Lover of purity, remove all lust from my heart, so that I may serve You with a pure mind and a chaste body.

O Jesus, Father of the poor, help me to avoid all covetousness for earthly goods and give me a love for heavenly things. Inspire me to give to the needy, just as You gave Your life, that I might inherit eternal treasures.

O Jesus, Exemplar of love, keep me from all envy and ill-will. Let the grace of Your love dwell in me that I may rejoice in the happiness of others and bewail their adversities.

O Jesus, zealous Lover of souls, keep me from all sloth of mind or body. Inspire me with zeal for your glory, so that I may do all things for You and in You.

O Jesus, my Merciful Redeemer, my Loving Savior, my Divine Healer, all this I humbly pray and ask in confidence, and filled with faith, hope and trust, in Your Holy and Mighty name, Amen.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this! This is a great prayer for everyday life. I know I have been struggling lately to overcome sloth and gluttony, to embrace humility and abstinence, and to grow closer to Christ in this Lenten season.

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  2. Thank You.

    I am going to share with my mens group.

    God Bless
    Bill Senecal

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  3. This is a wonderful prayer. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us. Many blessings to you and your family

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  4. I just just got this great book "Bathe Seven Times" which is a Contemplative Look at the Seven Capital Sins and this prayer is like the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for sharing it. God bless you and yours Patrick.

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