Path to Sanity

Taken from Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have a Sound Mind by Dee Pennock (Light & Life Publishing Company, 2010). Fr Thomas Hopko recommended this book.

Lord Jesus Christ, deliver me from pride and give me self-knowledge.

Or ... and give me understanding.

Lord Jesus Christ, deliver me from self-justification and show me my sin.

Lord Jesus Christ, deliver me from self-love and vainglory, and give me love.

Or ... deliver me from self-love, and give me good judgment. Or ... deliver me from self-love and give me love for you. Or ... deliver me from self-love and give me love for others.

Lord Jesus Christ, deliver me from believing and obeying idols.

Lord Jesus Christ, deliver me from hatred of life and self-destruction.

Or ... hatred and hardness of heart. ... Or ... forgive me and deliver me from hating life.

Lord Jesus Christ, deliver me from the pride of thinking I know best, and give me self-knowledge.

Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me and deliver me from self-importance.

Or ... Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me and deliver me from self-importance.

Lord Jesus Christ, deliver me from anger and hatred, and give me love.

Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me and deliver me from willfulness; and bring me into accepting, desiring, and doing your will.

Or ... bring me into living my life according to your will. ... Or ... bring me into accepting and doing your will. Or ... deliver me from willfulness, and bring me into accepting reality.

Every time someone else bothers you, ask . . . Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me and show me my sin.

Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me and deliver me from selfishness and greed.