Litany of the Blessed Sacrament

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

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.

hidden God and Savior,
Sacrifice once for all,
Lamb without blemish,
living Bread from heaven,
Cup of blessing,
Word made flesh and dwelling within us,
Fullness of divine love,
Priest and Victim,
Hope of penitents,
Refreshment of souls,
Comfort of the dying,
Promise of glory in the life to come, have mercy on us. 

From the desires of the flesh,
from the lust of the eye,
from the pride of life,
from all occasions to sin, good Lord, deliver us.

By your deep humility as you washed your disciples’ feet,
by your great love as you instituted this holy Sacrament,
by your body and blood, which you have given and poured out for us,
by the wounds which you received for us,
and by your death on the cross, good Lord, deliver us.

We sinners pray, hear us, Lord Jesus.

To prepare our hearts whenever we receive your holy Supper,
to move us to a sincere confession of our sins,
to partake of your body and blood often,
to strengthen and preserve us in faith,
to comfort and defend us when our last hour comes; hear us, good Lord.

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.

The cup of blessing that we bless is a communion of the blood of Christ.
The bread that we break is a communion of the body of Christ.

Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us your holy Supper so that we could remember you, taste and touch the forgiveness of our sins. Strengthen and preserve us in the true faith, for you have established your covenant of love by giving your own body into death and by shedding your blood on the cross; now you live and reign with your Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Heavily modified from Litany of the Holy Sacrament in The Priest’s Prayerbook, 1906. Closing collect is new, © 2021 Paul C. Stratman.


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

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