A Litany for Forgiveness

We cry to you, O Lord, have mercy on us,
and forgive us.

O King of heaven and everlasting Lord, hear our prayers,
and forgive us.

Visit the sick—release the captives, help the widow and the orphan,
and forgive us.

We have sinned and have turned from you, Redeemer of all, save us,
and forgive us.

Have mercy on the penitent, and wash away the stains of sin,
and forgive us. Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Breviary

Source of this version: Prayers of the Middle Ages: Light from a Thousand Years,  J. Manning Potts, Ed. Nashville, Tennessee: The Upper Room, © 1954 (Public domain in the U.S.)

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A Litany on the Passion (2)

Good Shepherd, you laid down your life for the sheep, remember us:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.

Everlasting Power and Wisdom of the most high God, Word of the Father, remember us:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.

Maker of the world, the Life of all, the Lord of angels, remember us:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, for us you were led as a sheep to the slaughter, remember us:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.

You were seized, guiltless, buffeted, given over to murderers, remember us:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.

By your death you overcome the death of our guilt,  remember us:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.  Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Breviary

Source of this version: Prayers of the Middle Ages: Light from a Thousand Years,  J. Manning Potts, Ed. Nashville, Tennessee: The Upper Room, © 1954 (Public domain in the U.S.)

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A Litany on the Passion (1)

Show us your mercy, O Lord. Grant pardon, grant forgiveness:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.

You came to save the world. You were brought to judgment. When you come as Judge, do not deliver us up with the ungodly:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.

You hung on the Cross, and bore on your shoulders the death we deserved for our guilt:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.

You suffered for the ungodly, and cannot die again. Put to death our vices in us, and heal us by your wounds from the Cross:
Be gracious and have mercy on us.

That in the judgment your face may not be turned on us for punishment, but may shine on us with pardon:
Be gracious and have mercy on us. Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Breviary

Source of this version: Prayers of the Middle Ages: Light from a Thousand Years,  J. Manning Potts, Ed. Nashville, Tennessee: The Upper Room, © 1954 (Public domain in the U.S.)

 

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The General Suffrages

LORD, HAVE MERCY

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

LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

PRECES (Responsive Verses)

I said, “Lord, have mercy on me.
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.”
 (Psalm 41:4)

Turn, O Lord! How long!
Change your mind toward your servants. (Psalm 90:13)

May your mercy, O Lord, be on us,
even as we wait confidently for you.
 (Psalm 33:22)

May your servants be clothed with righteousness.
May your favored ones shout for joy.
 (Psalm 132:9)

Lord, save our rulers!
Answer us in the day we call! (Psalm 20:9)

Save your people, and bless the people that belong to you.
Shepherd them, and carry them forever.
 (Psalm 28:9)

Remember your community that you purchased long ago,
the tribe that you redeemed to be your possession. 
(Psalm 74:2)

May there be peace within your fortifications,
prosperity within your citadels. (Psalm 122:7)

Let us pray for our absent brothers and sisters:
Save your servants, who trust in you—you are their God. (Psalm 86:2)

Let us pray for the brokenhearted and the captives:
Redeem Israel, O God, from all its distress! (Psalm 25:22)

May he send you help from the holy place.
May he support you from Zion. (Psalm 20:2)

Lord, hear my prayer,
and let my cry for help come to you.
(Psalm 102:1)

PSALM

Here Psalm 130, De Profundis (Morning Prayer) or Psalm 51, Miserere Mei (Evening Prayer) may be read responsively.

God of Armies, restore us, and make your face shine,
so we will be saved. (Psalm 80:7)

Rise up, O Christ, come to our help!
Redeem us because of your mercy. (Psalm 44:26)

Lord, hear my prayer,
and let my cry for help come to you.
(Psalm 102:1)

PRAYERS

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray.

Prayers may be prayed here, concluding with the Prayer for Peace.

PRAYER FOR PEACE

Give peace in our days, O Lord,
for there is no one but you who fights for us, O God.

May there be peace within your fortifications,
prosperity within your citadels. (from Psalm 122:7)

O God, all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works come from you. Give your servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments. Defend us from the fear of our enemies, that we may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.
Amen.

Let us praise the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

BLESSING

The grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Amen.

See also…
Morning Suffrages
Evening Suffrages
The Itinerarium

This version of the suffrages combines elements from Common Service Book (1919) and The Lutheran Hymnal (1941)

Scripture is from the Evangelical Heritage Version (www.wartburgproject.org).

Creed is from Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal, © 1993 Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee, Wisc. U.S.A.

A Hymn of Praise

Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty,
who is and who was and who is to come.
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

Lord our God, you are worthy to receive
praise and glory and honor and blessing.
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

The Lamb who was slain is worthy to receive
power and divinity and wisdom and strength,
and honor and glory and blessing.
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

Let us bless the Father and the Son with the Holy Spirit.
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord.
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

Sing praise to our God, all you his servants
and you who fear God, the small and the great.
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

Let heaven and earth praise him who is glorious.
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

And every creature that is in heaven
and on earth and under earth
and in the sea and those which are in them.
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit:
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Let us praise and glorify him above all forever.

Source: St. Francis of Assisi

Source of this version: http://www.ibreviary.com/m2/preghiere.php?tipo=Preghiera&id=451

Also found here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/wosf/wosf18.htm

“Holy, holy, holy” is a reference to  Revelation 4:8

“Lord our God, you are worthy”is a reference to Revelation 4:11

“The Lamb that was slain” is a reference to Revelation 5:12

The refrain “Bless the Lord…” is from the Song of the Three Holy Children

“Sing praise…” Revelation 19:5

“Every creature…” is a reference to Revelation 5:13