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PART XIV. LITANIES

LITANY OF THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.* (After each invocation: "Have mercy on us."

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God, the Holy Spirit,

Holy Trinity, one God,

Jesus, Son of the living God,

Jesus, splendor of the Father,

Jesus, brightness of eternal light,

Jesus, king of glory,

Jesus, sun of justice,

Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary,

Jesus, most amiable,

Jesus, most admirable,

Jesus, God of power,

Jesus, father of the world to come,

Jesus, angel of great counsel,

Jesus, most powerful,

Jesus, most patient,

Jesus, most obedient,

Jesus, meek and humble of heart,

Jesus, lover of chastity,

Jesus, lover of us,

Jesus, God of peace,

Jesus, author of life,

Jesus, model of virtue,

Jesus, zealous for souls,

Jesus, our God,

Jesus, our refuge,

Jesus, father of the poor,

Jesus, treasure of the faithful,

Jesus, good shepherd,

Jesus, true light,

Jesus, eternal wisdom,

Jesus, infinite goodness

Jesus, our way and our life,

Jesus, joy of angels,

Jesus, king of patriarchs,

Jesus, master of the apostles,

Jesus, teacher of the evangelists,

Jesus, strength of martyrs,

Jesus, light of confessors,

Jesus, purity of virgins,

Jesus, crown of all saints,

Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus.

Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus.

From all evil, Jesus, deliver us.* (After each invocation: "Jesus, deliver us.")

From all sin,

From your wrath,

From the snares of the devil,

From all lewdness,

From eternal death,

From the neglect of your inspirations,

By the mystery of your holy incarnation,

By your birth,

By your infancy,

By your truly divine life,

By your labors,

By your agony and passion,

By your cross and dereliction,

By your sufferings,

By your death and burial,

By your resurrection,

By your ascension,

By your joys,
By your glory,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus.

P: Jesus, hear us.

All: Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let us pray.

Lord Jesus Christ, who said: "Ask, and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you"; we beg you to heed our prayers, and grant us the gift of your divine charity, that we may ever love you with all our heart, word, and deed, and never cease to praise you.

Help us, O Lord, always to love and revere your holy name, for you never cease to guide those whom you have firmly established in your love; who live and reign forever and ever.

All: Amen.

LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.* (After each invocation: "Have mercy on us.")

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God, the Holy Spirit,

Holy Trinity, one God,

Heart of Jesus, Son of the eternal Father,

Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,

Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,

Heart of Jesus, infinite in majesty,

Heart of Jesus, sacred temple of God,

Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High,

Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven,

Heart of Jesus, aflame with love for men,

Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,

Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,

Heart of Jesus, endless source of all virtues,

Heart of Jesus, worthy of all praise,

Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts,

Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,

Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells the fulness of divinity,

Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased,

Heart of Jesus, of whose fulness we have all received,

Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,

Heart of Jesus, patient and merciful,

Heart of Jesus, enriching all who call upon you,

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,

Heart of Jesus, atonement for our sins,

Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,

Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offences,

Heart of Jesus, obedient unto death,

Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,

Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,

Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,

Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,

Heart of Jesus, victim for sin,

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in you,

Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in you,

Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

P: Jesus, meek and humble of heart.

All: Let our hearts resemble yours.

Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, look upon the heart of your dearly beloved Son, and upon the praise and satisfaction He offers you in the name of sinners and for those who seek your mercy. Be appeased, and grant us pardon in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever.

All: Amen.

LITANY OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD

{This litany was approved by Pope John XXIII, and on his recommendation included in the Roman Ritual on February 24, 1960. See AAS 52 (1960) 412-13.}

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.*(After each invocation: "Have mercy on us.")

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God, the Holy Spirit,

Holy Trinity, one God,

Blood of Christ, the only-begotten Son of the eternal Father, save us.** (After each invocation: "Save us.")

Blood of Christ, Word of God made flesh,

Blood of Christ, of the New and everlasting Covenant,

Blood of Christ, trickling to the earth in the agony in the garden,

Blood of Christ, pouring from your body in the scourging,

Blood of Christ, flowing from your head in the crowning with thorns,

Blood of Christ, shed on the cross,

Blood of Christ, the price of our salvation,

Blood of Christ, without which there is no remission of sins,

Blood of Christ, drink and cleansing of souls in the Eucharist,

Blood of Christ, flood of mercy,

Blood of Christ, triumphant over demons,

Blood of Christ, strength of martyrs,

Blood of Christ, inspiration of confessors,

Blood of Christ, seed of virgins,

Blood of Christ, help of those in peril,

Blood of Christ, support in our trials,

Blood of Christ, solace in our sorrows,

Blood of Christ, hope of the repentant,

Blood of Christ, comfort the dying,

Blood of Christ, peace and delight of our hearts,

Blood of Christ, pledge everlasting life,

Blood of Christ, deliverance of the souls in purgatory,

Blood of Christ, worthy of all honor and glory,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

P: You have redeemed us, Lord, by your blood.

All: You have made us to reign with our God.

Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, who appointed your only-begotten Son as Redeemer of the world, and chose to be appeased by His blood; help us, we beg you, so to reverence this price of our salvation, that we may be protected by its power from the evils of this life, and enjoy its lasting rewards in the life to come; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.* (After each invocation: "Pray for us.")

Holy Mother of God,

Holiest of all virgins,

Mother of Christ,

Mother of God's gift to men,

Mother, all pure,

Mother, all chaste,

Mother inviolate,

Mother undefiled,

Mother, worthy of our love,

Mother, worthy of our admiration,

Mother of good counsel,

Mother of our Creator,

Mother of our Savior,

Virgin, all prudent,

Virgin, all venerable,

Virgin, all renowned,

Virgin, all powerful,

Virgin, all mild,

Virgin, all faithful,

Mirror of justice,

Seat of wisdom,

Means of our joy,

Vessel of the Holy Spirit,

Exalted vessel,

Glorious vessel of holiness,

Mystical rose,

Tower of David,

Tower of ivory,

House of gold,

Ark of the covenant,

Gate of heaven,

Morning star,

Health of the sick,

Refuge of sinners,

Comforter of the afflicted

Help of Christians,

Queen of angels,

Queen of patriarchs,

Queen of prophets,

Queen of apostles,

Queen of martyrs,

Queen of confessors,

Queen of virgins,

Queen of all saints,

Queen conceived without original sin,

Queen taken into heaven,

Queen of the holy rosary,

Queen of peace,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the , world, have mercy on us.

The following prayers are added, in accord with the season of the church year:

From the first Sunday in Advent until Christmas:

P: The angel of the Lord brought the tidings to Mary.

All: And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Let us pray.

God, who willed that your Word take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary at the angel's message; grant that we, your petitioners, who believe she is truly the Mother of God, may be aided by her intercession, through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

From Christmas until Candlemas:

P: After childbirth you remained ever an inviolate Virgin.

All: Mother of God, intercede for us.

Let us pray.

God, who brought to mankind the gift of eternal salvation through the virginal motherhood of blessed Mary; let us be helped by her prayers, since through her we have been favored with the source of life, our Lord Jesus Christ your Son.

All: Amen.

From Candlemas until Easter, and from Trinity Sunday until Advent:

P: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

All: That we may be worthy of Christ's promise.

Let us pray.

We entreat you, Lord God, grant us the enjoyment of lasting health of body and mind; and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, free us from present sorrow and give us everlasting joy; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

During Eastertime:

P: Be joyful, be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.

All: For the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray.

God, who mercifully brought joy into the world by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; grant that we may come to the joy of everlasting life through the prayers of His Mother, the Virgin Mary; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on

God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.*(After each invocation: "Pray for us.)

St. Joseph,

Illustrious son of David,

Splendor of patriarchs,

Spouse of God's Mother,

Chaste guardian of the Virgin,

Foster-father of the Son of God,

Watchful defender of Christ,

Head of the Holy Family,

Joseph, all just,

Joseph, all pure,

Joseph, all prudent,

Joseph, all courageous,

Joseph, all obedient,

Joseph, all faithful,

Model of patience,

Lover of poverty,

Model of laborers,

Glory of family life,

Protector of virgins,

Mainstay of families,

Solace of the afflicted,

Hope of the sick,

Patron of the dying,

Terror of demons,

Protector of holy Church,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

P: God made him master of His household.

All: And ruler of all His possessions.

Let us pray.

God, who in your indescribable providence singled out St. Joseph as the spouse of your holy Mother, grant we pray, that we may merit to have him for our intercessor in heaven, whom we venerate as our defender here on earth. We ask this of you who live and reign forever and ever. All: Amen.

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