Lord let me not think too highly of myself
Nothing and no one comes before You
Have mercy on this proud heart of mine
Grant me the grace
Never to raise myself above anyone
Only then can I be kind, considerate
And charitable to others
Kill the pride within me
Make me not “I-centered”
Rid me of my bloated self-esteem
Impress on me my nothingness
A man’s pride
results in his
he who humbles
Attachment Sentimental Impure
to creatures friendship thoughts
Pornography Curiosity of Listening to
the eyes lustful jokes
Immodest prudence in Cybersex on
looks, words, dealing with the internet
actions & the opposite
Calling X-rated Night
hotlines movies/ clubbing
Pornographic Not praying Opening or
materials and and/or doing looking at
media from anything to potentially
the internet protect one’s dangerous
self from bad
things on the
internet mail full of
Using chat Tempting Dancing with
programs ones self to opposite or
such as impurity by same sex
Messenger, staying up immodestly
etc. without late on and with
any business, internet/ impure body
school or chatting touch
proper motive resulting in
in mind impure
Going to bars/ and reporting
strip clubs and Going to the
watching or massage pornographic
having impure clinics with & actual
actions with women in touching of
them naked dress delicate areas
and having sex in the body
with them during sex-
Looking at/ Entertaining Going to
entering the lustful ‘schoolies
“adult” stores jokes/ week’ / beach
comments of parties /
Giving in to Bathing with Laughing
curiosity and classmates with / at
impure looks/ and friends people making
words/ in a tub / impure jokes /
actions to pool/ beach comments of
classmates as with others
a result of immodest
watching sex- clothes
Not standing Televison, The use of
up for the video games, drugs like
Catholic computer ecstasy and
Church’s games and alcohol to
teachings on telephone use arouse
sin of for no reason sexual
fornication / – thus activities
adultery / tempting one’s
masturbation self to
/ homosexual laziness,
marriage, etc. impurity,
, not doing
dressing Attending / Laughing
(shorts, supporting with / at
singlets, mardi-gra/ people making
tanktops, homosexual impure jokes/
showing processions comments
belly, shorter and festivals
elbow – thus
Using or tempting Driving cars
artificial ones self to fast and
birth control fornication by dangerously
pill to avoid going to to invite the
pregnancy parties, night opposite sex to
clubs, being touch
with friends, immodestly
on the one another
Being Adopting new Ignoring
influenced by age meditations catholicism in
american media and practices or the study of
– television art teachers and religion
Immodest Drinking for the sake of
movies drinking or to knock-out,
welcomed by become uncontrollable,
the class become attractive, get a
teacher girlfriend/ sex partner
Lord , draw me out
Of the weakness of the flesh
This foolish, self favoring self.
Help me to keep keen the edges
Of my mind
And persevere in thinking
Straight and true
To keep my passions in control.
Take out my senses
Any perversion and addition
To lust any temptation
That curdles and corrodes my peace.
Open my eyes to the falseness
Of earthly attractions
Help me to refuse my own blind appetites
To open the channels
For the power of self-denial.
Lord, teach me to overcome.
The tendency of
the flesh is
of the spirit
life and peace.
Impatience Indignation Noisy speech
Blasphemy Quarrels & irritation
Temperal with Answer back Lose temper
the at the over little
shortcomings parents/ discomfort
of others guardians or annoyance
Lord I need You to curb my temper
And bridle my tongue.
Help me to get along with people
Who are difficult, thoughtless
Keep me from speaking barbed words
From unkind silences that hurt even more.
Restrain my anger when things go wrong
Believing that You want me
To bear this trial
Make me sweet inside
That I may be warm with other people
Gentle in the things I say
Kind in what I do.
Whoever gets angry with a
brother or sister will have
to face trial. Whoever
insults a brother or sister
deserves to be brought
before the council.
Whoever calls a brother
or a sister “Fool!”
deserves to be thrown
into the fire of hell.
The use of
Hardness of Discontent violence in
heart with one’s acquiring
Lying and to material
deceit things /
Unrest or disordered anxiety regarding
the things of this world
Lord, keep me from becoming
Too firmly attached to this earth
That I should fall in love too deeply
With material things.
Make me understand that this journey
Is only a temporary visit
Then can I see all of life
In its true perspective.
Let me love those that will endure
Allow nothing on earth
To mean so much to me
That I would sin for them
Purify my desire for earthly things
By using them wisely
According to Your Will.
Make it your
practice instead to
which neither moths
nor rust corrode,
nor thieves break in
Lord, thank You for the bounty of this day
That provided delightful things for the table
Let me look at food
With grace and enjoyment
Without overlooking my health
Curb my appetite without begrudging me
The reasonable need to fill my basic hunger
Reign my lack of control
With the knowledge
That the quality of my nourishment
Is more vital than the quantity of my cravings
Keep me ever mindful of Your blessing
Not of how much more I can eat
But of how thankful I ought to be.
anguish and loss
for the glutton!
Jealousy Hatred Detraction
Attention Murmuring Discontent
Craving for Feel sorrow Bothered
yourself the when others when the
accomplishment are praised, good deeds
of others or are better of others
and are more
than we are
Feel Sorrow Bothered Rebel when
when others when the we do not get
are praised, or good deeds the merits
are better and of others which others
are more are easily receive
successful seen while
than we are ours remain
speak ill of We compete Resentment
others and and resort at the
downplay to trickery neighbor’s
their works to get even prosperity
or ahead of and joy in his
those whom adversity.
Lord, do not allow me
To be too firmly attached to this earth
That I should fall in love and crave
For too many things.
Guard me from a jealous eye,
An envious heart.
Save me from the tyranny of possessions
Mature me in the choices that I make.
Control my desires for earthly satisfactions.
Give me the courage to be content.
Keep me back from wanting.
Hold me back from taking.
Lead me to find a balance.
Of moderation and a zest for living.
Be on your guard
and avoid every
kind of greed for
though you have
your life doesn’t
depend on them.
Tepidity Wandering Faint
towards the towards heartedness
Divine what is
Despair of Idleness Procastination
salvation / delays
Mediocrity Imperfection laziness
Compromises on Passing to others
schedules one’s duty &
Indifferent to the Unfulfilled
needs of others resolutions
Lack of effort to Coming late for
overcome sleepiness activities / prayers
especially in prayers
Lord, I need to be recharged.
The visions and dreams
That have propelled me to continue
Have been dimmed and
Faded to monotony.
The aspirations, vows, and promises
Are now withered and blighted
I have sought the easy way
Drawn back from the road that is hard.
I have been fond of giving myself
To day dreaming
Of what I am going to do sometime
Yet have been so slow in getting started
Lead me to new ideas and
New attitudes and a new spirit.
We urge you to
warn the idle,
sustain the weak,
1 Thessalonians 5:14
As I suffered in the Garden,
I was tempted with every
form of temptation.
The enemy offered Me every
soul on earth, but for one.
For stepping away from the
chance of saving this one
soul, I could escape the
Add to the consideration that
this one soul might reject
Me and be lost anyway.
Would I be tempted?
Now consider that this one
soul was yours.
What do you think I would
I assure you, My beloved,
I said NO.