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How to Pray the Litany of Trust

the Litany of Trust was written by Sr. Faustina Maria Pia of the Sisters of Life. This litany asks us to be less individualistic and self-reliant so that we can trust more in Jesus and his divine plan. How to …

the Litany of Trust was written by Sr. Faustina Maria Pia of the Sisters of Life. This litany asks us to be less individualistic and self-reliant so that we can trust more in Jesus and his divine plan.

How to pray the Litany of Trust

The Litany of Trust is a simple prayer and shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to pray. There are two approaches to praying this prayer. You can do it meditatively, taking time and pausing, or you can just say the litany if you need spiritual help in the present moment.

To pray meditatively, start with the sign of the cross(In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.). Then, pray the litany slowly and pause between each line to briefly reflect on each of the petitions. And then end with the Sign of the Cross.

The Litany of Trust

From the belief that I have to earn Your love … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear that I am unlovable … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the false security that I have what it takes … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear that trusting You will leave me more destitute … Deliver me, Jesus.

From all suspicion of Your words and promises … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the rebellion against childlike dependency on You … Deliver me, Jesus.

From refusals and reluctances in accepting Your will … Deliver me, Jesus.

From anxiety about the future … Deliver me, Jesus.

From resentment or excessive preoccupation with the past … Deliver me, Jesus.

From restless self-seeking in the present moment … Deliver me, Jesus.

From disbelief in Your love and presence … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of being asked to give more than I have … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the belief that my life has no meaning or worth … Deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of what love demands … Deliver me, Jesus.

From discouragement … Deliver me, Jesus.

That You are continually holding me, sustaining me, loving me … Jesus, I trust in you.

That Your love goes deeper than my sins and failings, and transforms me …Jesus, I trust in you.

That not knowing what tomorrow brings is an invitation to lean on You … Jesus, I trust in you.

That You are with me in my suffering … Jesus, I trust in you.

That my suffering, united to Your own, will bear fruit in this life and the next …Jesus, I trust in you.

That You will not leave me orphan, that You are present in Your Church…Jesus, I trust in you.

That Your plan is better than anything else … Jesus, I trust in you.

That You always hear me, and in Your goodness always respond to me …Jesus, I trust in you.

That You give me the grace to accept forgiveness and to forgive others …Jesus, I trust in you.

That You give me all the strength I need for what is asked …Jesus, I trust in you.

That my life is a gift … Jesus, I trust in you.

That You will teach me to trust You … Jesus, I trust in you.

That You are my Lord and my God … Jesus, I trust in you.

That I am Your beloved one … Jesus, I trust in you.

Amen.

What is the Litany of Trust?

The Litany of Trust encourages us to put our fears and our doubts aside so that we can fully trust in Jesus. The litany begins by asking for help with self-doubt, insecurity, and low self-esteem. And then ends by asking for Jesus Christ to give us strength and grace to combat these intrusive and evil thoughts.

Ultimately the prayer ends asking the holy spirit to trust fully in the lord and to feel worthy of the love the lord has for us.

Who wrote the Litany of Trust Prayer?

The litany was written by Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, who got her name form Saint Faustina, during the time she was living in the Bronx with the Sisters of Life. She was inspired to write the litany based on her spiritual life lving and working in the streets of New York City.

Working for the Sisters of Life in rough neighborhoods in New York was difficult work. She experienced many trials and it pushed her deeper in her faith. She had to learn and focus her prayer life on trusting the lord. In the end, she wrote a new prayer, The Litany of Trust.

When do we pray the Litany of Trust?

One of the main themes of the litany is dealing with anxiety and doubt. If we look at the words written by sister Faustina, we can see those themes clearly:

From the false security that I have what it takes…

From all suspicion of Your words and promises…

From the fear that I am unlovable…

Pray this litany whenever you feel the pull of anxiety or if you’re ever doubting your faith. This wonderful prayer is for when you feel disconnected from Jesus and you need the holy spirit to comfort you and ask for God’s mercy.

Why do we pray the Litany of Trust?

We pray the Litany of Trust because we can all have doubts and because the words of Sr. Faustina Maria Pia resonate with us. This beautiful litany can provide us great comfort through life’s greatest struggles or even through the little struggles we might experience throughout the day.

This litany gives you the chance to talk to Jesus about your struggles in faith and to ask for the grace to trust in his plan. The gift of god’s mercy is powerful, but because life can be difficult, we can often struggle to trust in it.

Praying the Litany of Trust can give us the confidence and the peace we need in our day.

Related Prayers

Litany to Saint Joseph

Our Lady of Good Remedy Novena

Mary Undoer of Knots Novena

Litany to Guardian Angels

FAQ

What is the litany of trust by the sisters of Life?

The Litany of Trust is a prayer written by a sister of life named Sr. Faustina Maria Pia while she was living and working in the Bronx. It’s a prayer that asks for personal help from our lord Jesus Christ, helping us surrender our individual strength and asking instead for God’s mercy and strength in our present moment.

Why do Catholics say litanies?

Litanies are a form of prayer that contain a series of petitions that have a fixed response. This format allows for the prayer to be led by a deacon or priest, and litanies allow the people praying them to get in a rhythm. This format allows most people, like friends and family, to participate in the prayer.

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