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Litany of the Church

 

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

O God the Father of heaven,
Have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
O God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy upon us.
O Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy upon us.
O God, Eternal Father, who didst choose the Church of thine elect before the foundation of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
O God, who on the fall of man didst promise redemption through thine only begotten Son,
Have mercy upon us.
O God, who leadeth thy people like sheep by the hand of Moses and Aaron,
Have mercy upon us.
O God, who in the fulness of time didst send thy Son to be the anointed Prophet, Priest, and King of thy people Israel,
Have mercy upon us.
O God, who by the cross didst bring both jew and gentile into thy one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church,
Have mercy upon us.

O Jesus, who hast built thy Church on the foundation of thy holy Apostles and Prophets,
Have mercy upon us.
O Jesus, calling thy Church thy bride,
Have mercy upon us.
O Jesus, who in the last great manifestation of thyself wilt come to deliver thy Church,
Have mercy upon us.
O Jesus, who hast comforted us with the promised glory of the Church Triumphant,
Have mercy upon us.

We sinners beseech thee to hear us, O Lord Jesus, that as thou hast promised to avenge thine own elect, thou wilt hear us when we call upon thee,
We beseech thee to hear us, Good Lord.
That thou wouldest pour down plenteously thy Holy Ghost upon thy Church,
We beseech thee to hear us, Good Lord.
That thou wouldest endue the clergy with the spirit of power and love,
We beseech thee to hear us, Good Lord.
That thou wouldest vouchsafe unto all thy people a right apprehension of Christian truth,
We beseech thee to hear us, Good Lord.
That thou wouldest give unto all Christians a right understanding of the grace of the Apostolic ministry, and of the blessed efficacy of thy sacraments,
We beseech thee to hear us, Good Lord.
That thou wouldest bring back all separatists to the one communion of thy holy Church,
We beseech thee to hear us, Good Lord.
That thou wouldest vouchsafe unto her the long desired restoration of her godly discipline,
We beseech thee to hear us, Good Lord.
That thou wouldest richly bless the divided portions of Catholic Christendom, and remove all hindrances to a perfect reunion,
We beseech thee to hear us, Good Lord.
That thou wouldest speedily bring this great nation to the knowledge and love of thy truth,
We beseech thee to hear us, Good Lord.

Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
Hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

Almighty and everlasting God, who in Christ hast manifested forth thy glory unto all nations; preserve that which thy mercy hath wrought, and grant that thy Church being spread throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of thy Name. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.