November 01, 2011

Litany of the Saints & Saints of the Bible


The Litany of the Saints is an ancient and beautiful prayer used for special occasions; it is often prayed on All Saints Day.  The prayer includes lots of saints from the Bible (see bold-faced saints) ...

Litany of the Saints
Lord, have mercy on us.     ~Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.     ~Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.     ~Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.     ~Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of 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.
Holy Mother of God,     ~pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins,     ~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. Thomas,     ~pray for us.
St. James,      ~pray for us.
St. Philip,     ~pray for us.
St. Bartholomew,     ~pray for us.
St. Matthew,     ~pray for us.
St. Simon,     ~pray for us.
St. Jude,     ~pray for us.
St. Matthias,     ~pray for us.
St. Barnabas,     ~pray for us.
St. Luke,     ~pray for us.
St. Mark,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Apostles and Evangelists,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Disciples of the Lord,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Innocents,     ~pray for us.

St. Stephen,     ~pray for us.
St. Lawrence,     ~pray for us.
St. Vincent,     ~pray for us.
Sts. Fabian and Sebastian,     ~pray for us.
Sts. John and Paul,     ~pray for us.
Sts. Cosmos and Damien,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Martyrs,     ~pray for us.

St. Sylvester,     ~pray for us.
St. Gregory,     ~pray for us.
St. Ambrose,     ~pray for us.
St. Augustine,     ~pray for us.
St. Jerome,     ~pray for us.
St. Martin,     ~pray for us.
St. Nicholas,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Bishops and Confessors,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Doctors,     ~pray for us.

St. Anthony,     ~pray for us.
St. Benedict,     ~pray for us.
St. Bernard,     ~pray for us.
St. Dominic,     ~pray for us.
St. Francis,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Priests and Levites,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Monks and Hermits,     ~pray for us.

St. Mary Magdalene,     ~pray for us.
St. Agatha,     ~pray for us.
St. Lucy,     ~pray for us.
St. Agnes,     ~pray for us.
St. Cecilia,     ~pray for us.
St. Anastasia,     ~pray for us.
St. Catherine,     ~pray for us.
St. Clare,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Virgins and Widows,     ~pray for us.
All you Holy Saints of God,      ~pray for us.

Lord, be merciful,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From all evil,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From all sin,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From Your wrath,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From a sudden and unprovided death,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From the snares of the devil,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From anger, hatred, and all ill-will,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From the spirit of uncleanness,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From lightning and tempest,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From the scourge of earthquake,     ~Lord, saver Your people.
From plague, famine, and war,     ~Lord, save Your people.
From everlasting death,     ~Lord, save Your people.

By the mystery of Your Holy Incarnation,     ~Lord, save Your people.
By Your Coming,     ~Lord, save Your people.
By Your Birth,     ~Lord, save Your people.
By Your Baptism and Holy Fasting,     ~Lord, save Your people.
By Your Cross and Passion,     ~Lord, save Your people.
By Your Death and Burial,     ~Lord, save Your people.
By Your Holy Resurrection,     ~Lord, save Your people.
By Your Wonderful Ascension,     ~Lord, save Your people.
By the coming of the Holy Spirit,     ~Lord, save Your people.
On the day of Judgment,     ~Lord, save Your people.

Be merciful to us sinners,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
That You will spare us,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
That You will pardon us,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
That it may please You to bring us to true penance,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Guide and protect Your Holy Church,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Preserve in Holy Religion the Pope, and all those in Holy Orders,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Humble the enemies of Holy Church,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Give peace and unity to the whole Christian people,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Bring back to the unity of the Church all those who are straying,     ~Lord hear our prayer.
Bring all unbelievers to the light of the Gospel,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Strengthen and preserve us in Your Holy Service,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Raise our minds to desire the things of heaven,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Reward all our benefactors with eternal blessings,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Deliver our souls from eternal damnation,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Deliver the souls of our brethren, relative, and benefactors,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Give and preserve the fruits of the earth,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
Grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.
That it may please You to hear and heed us, Jesus, Son of the Living God,     ~Lord, hear our prayer.

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.

Christ hear us,     ~Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer,     ~Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.
Lord, have mercy on us,     ~Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us,     ~Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us,     ~Lord, have mercy on us.

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