litanyofsaintsmini

The Litany of Saints is an ancient and complex prayer. It has a beautiful rhythm swinging gracefully between the leader and respondents (bold text). It can prayed at any time of the year, but is especially relevant on All Saints Day.

The full version is quite lengthy and used old English in parts. This adaptation is shorter and is a good introduction for families to the prayer. A full version is available from ETWN here. For something different, check out this YouTube clip* complete with icons and set to music!

The Mini Litany of Saints

Lord have mercy,
Christ have mercy on us.

Christ hear us,
Christ graciously hear us.

God the Father,
have mercy on us.

God the Son,
have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity,
have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
St. Michael, pray for us.
St. Gabriel, pray for us.
St. Raphael, pray for us.
All you holy angels and archangels, pray for us.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
All you holy Patriarchs and prophets, pray for us.

St. Peter, pray for us.
St. Paul, pray for us.
St. Andrew, pray for us.
St. James, pray for us.
St. John, pray for us.
St. Mary Magdalen, pray for us.
All you holy apostles and evangelists, pray for us.
All you holy martyrs, pray for us.

[Add your favourite saints]

All you men and women, Saints of God, make intercession for us.
Be merciful, spare us, O Lord!

Be merciful,
graciously hear us, O Lord!

From all evil, O Lord, deliver us.
From all sin, O Lord, deliver us.
From anger and hatred,  O Lord, deliver us.

Through your death and resurrection, O Lord, deliver us.

In the day of judgement,
O Lord, hear us.

That you would forgive us and all those we love,
O Lord, hear us.

That you would grant peace and unity to all,
O Lord, hear us.

That you would give rest to those who have died,
O Lord, hear us.

That you would lift up our minds to heavenly desires,
O Lord, hear us.

Son of God,
O Lord, hear us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Say the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father…) and The  Glory Be (Glory Be to the Father… etc).

 

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