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,
Pure offering,
Lamb without blemish,
Food of angels,
Hidden manna,
Daily bread,
Word made flesh and dwelling in us,
Bread of Life,
Cup of blessing,
Mystery of the faith,
Fullness of divine love,
Medicine of immortality,
Priest and Victim,
Hope of penitents,
Refreshment of holy souls,
Food by the way for those that die in the Lord,
Pledge of glory in the life to come, have mercy on us. 

Be merciful unto us. Spare us, good Lord.
Be merciful unto us. Hear us, good Lord.

From unworthy reception of your body and blood, good Lord, deliver 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 most sacred body and precious blood, which you have left us in the Sacrament of the Altar,
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 preserve and increase in us faith, reverence and devotion with regard to this wonderful Sacrament,
to forgive us for having received it at any time without preparation of heart,
to bring us by a true confession of our sins to a frequent and worthy use of this Holy Eucharist,
to grant us the precious and heavenly fruits of this most Holy Sacrament,
to comfort and defend us in the hour of our death, with this heavenly food for our journey; hear us, good Lord.

Son of God, we pray, hear us, Lord Jesus.

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.

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

Our Father…

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
And his mercy endures forever.

Whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup,
We proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

O Lord God, you have left us a memorial of your passion in this wonderful sacrament. Grant that we may use this sacrament of your body and blood that we may always display the fruits of your redemption in our lives. You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

Source: Freely modified from Litany of the Holy Sacrament in The Priest’s Prayerbook, 1906. Final versicles and collect were rewritten.

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

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