Litany of the Passion (3)

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

O Christ, 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.

Jesus, the eternal Wisdom,
Jesus, the Word made flesh,
Jesus, hated by the world,
Jesus, sold for thirty pieces of silver,
Jesus, prostrate in prayer,
Jesus, strengthened by an angel,
Jesus, agonizing in a bloody sweat,
Jesus, betrayed by Judas with a kiss,
Jesus, bound by the soldiers,
Jesus, forsaken by your disciples, have mercy on us.

Jesus, before Annas and Caiaphas,
Jesus, struck by a servant on the face,
Jesus, accused by false witnesses,
Jesus, declared worthy of death,
Jesus, spit upon in the face,
Jesus, blindfolded,
Jesus, smitten on the cheek,
Jesus, thrice denied by Peter,
Jesus, delivered up to Pilate,
Jesus, despised and mocked by Herod,
Jesus, clothed in a white garment,
Jesus, rejected for Barabbas,
Jesus, torn by scourges,
Jesus, bruised for our sins, have mercy on us.

Jesus, covered with a purple robe,
Jesus, crowned with thorns,
Jesus, struck with a reed,
Jesus, demanded for crucifixion,
Jesus, condemned to death,
Jesus, given up to your enemies,
Jesus, laden with the Cross,
Jesus, led as a lamb to the slaughter,
Jesus, stripped of your garments,
Jesus, fastened with nails to the Cross,
Jesus, wounded for our iniquities,
Jesus, praying for your murderers,
Jesus, counted with the wicked,
Jesus, blasphemed on the Cross,
Jesus, reviled by the malefactor,
Jesus, giving Paradise to the thief, have mercy on us.

Jesus, commending Saint John to your Mother as her son,
Jesus, forsaken by your Father,
Jesus, given gall and vinegar to drink,
Jesus, testifying that all things written concerning you were accomplished,
Jesus, commending your spirit into the hands of your Father,
Jesus, obedient even unto death,
Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Jesus, made a propitiation for us,
Jesus, taken down from the Cross,
Jesus, laid in the tomb,
Jesus, rising gloriously from the dead,
Jesus, ascending into heaven,
Jesus, our Advocate with the Father,
Jesus, sending down the Holy Spirit,
Jesus, who shall come to judge the living and the dead, have mercy on us.

Be gracious to us. Spare us, good Lord.
Be gracious to us. Help us, good Lord. 

From every evil,
from every sin,
from anger, hatred, and every evil will,
from war, famine, and pestilence,
from all dangers of mind and body,
from everlasting death, Lord Jesus, deliver us.

Through your most pure conception,
through your miraculous nativity,
through your humble circumcision,
through your baptism and fasting,
through your labors and watchings,
through your cruel scourging and crowning,
through your thirst, and tears, and nakedness,
through your precious death and Cross,
through your glorious resurrection and ascension,
through your sending forth the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete,
in the day of judgment, Lord Jesus, deliver us.

We poor sinners pray, hear us, Lord God.

That you would spare us,
that you would pardon us,
that you would bring us to true penance,
that you would pour into our hearts the grace of the Holy Spirit,
that you would defend and propagate your Church,
that you would preserve and increase all societies assembled in your holy Name,
that you would bestow upon us true peace, humility, and charity,
that you would give us perseverance in grace and in your holy service,
that you would deliver us from unclean thoughts, the temptations of the devil, and everlasting damnation,
that you would unite us to the company of your Saints,
that you would graciously hear us, hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace.

O Christ, hear us.

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, you sent your only Son to be the Savior of the world, and your justice was satisfied by his blood. Grant that we may value the price of our salvation, and by its might be defended from the evils of this present life on earth, that in heaven we may rejoice in its everlasting fruit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Amen.

Source: Modified from http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/Litanies/passion.htm and Litany of the Passion by John Henry Newman, d. 1890.

Litany of the Passion
by John Henry Newman

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

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.

Jesus, the eternal Wisdom,
the Word made flesh,
hated by the world,
sold for thirty pieces of silver,
sweating blood in your agony,
betrayed by Judas,
forsaken by your disciples,
struck upon the cheek,
accused by false witnesses,
spit upon in the face,
denied by Peter,
mocked by Herod,
scourged by Pilate,
rejected for Barabbas,
loaded with the cross,
crowned with thorns,
stripped of your garments,
nailed to the tree,
reviled by the Jews,
scoffed at by the malefactor,
wounded in the side,
shedding your last drop of blood,
forsaken by your Father,
dying for our sins,
taken down from the cross,
laid in the tomb,
rising gloriously,
ascending into heaven,
sending down the Paraclete,
Jesus our Sacrifice,
Jesus our Mediator,
Jesus our Judge, have mercy on us.

Be merciful.
Spare us, O Lord.

Be merciful.
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

From all sin,
from all evil,
from anger and hatred,
from malice and revenge,
from unbelief and hardness of heart,
from blasphemy and sacrilege,
from hypocrisy and covetousness,
from blindness of the understanding,
from contempt of your warnings,
from relapse after your judgments,
from danger of soul and body,
from everlasting death, Lord Jesus, deliver us.

We sinners, beseech you, hear us.

That you would spare us,
that you would pardon us,
that you would defend your Church,
that you would bless your own,
that you would convert your foes,
that you would spread the truth,
that you would destroy error,
that you would break to pieces false gods,
that you would increase your elect,
that you would unite us to your Saints above, we beseech you, hear us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
Because through your holy cross you redeemed the world.

Let us pray,

O God,
for the redemption of the world
you were pleased to be born,
to be circumcised,
to be rejected, betrayed and bound,
to be led to the slaughter;
to be shamefully gazed at, falsely accused and scourged,
to be spit upon, crowned with thorns, mocked and reviled,
to be pushed and struck with rods,
to be stripped and nailed to the cross,
to be counted among the transgressors,
to drink gall and vinegar,
to be pierced with a lance.
Through your most holy passion,
which we, your sinful servants, remember,
and by your holy cross and gracious death
deliver us from the pains of hell,
and lead us where you led the thief
who was crucified with you,
where with the Father and the Holy Spirit
you live and reign,
now and forever.
Amen.

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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