Litany for the Church
Litany for the Church Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, Divine Founder of the Church, hear us. Christ, Who warned of false prophets, 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. R. Pray For Us Holy Mary, Mother of the Church... St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church... St. Michael, Defender of the Day of Battle... St. Peter, the Rock upon which Christ built His Church... St. Francis of Assisi, Re-Builder of the Church... St. Anthony... St. Pius V... St. Pius X, Foe of Modernism... All you Holy Angels and Archangels, pray that we may resist the snares of the devil. St. Catherine of Siena, pray that Christ's Vicar may oppose the spirit of the world. St. John Fisher, pray that bishops may have the courage of combat heresy and irreverence. St. Francis Xavier, pray that zeal for souls may be protected from false teachings. St. Charles Borromeo, pray that seminarians may be protected from false teachings. St. Vincent de Paul, pray that seminarians may return to a life of prayer and meditation. St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray that religious may re-discover their vocation of love and sacrifice. St. Thomas More, pray that the laity may not succumb to the great apostasy. St. Francis de Sales, pray that the Catholic Press may again become a vehicle of truth. St. John Bosco, pray that our children may be protected from immoral and heretical instruction. St. Pascal, pray that profound reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament may be restored. St. Dominic, pray that we may ever treasure the Holy Rosary. 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. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray Jesus, our God, in these dark hours when Your Mystical Body is undergoing its own Crucifixion, and when it would almost seem to be abandoned by God the Father, have mercy, we beg of You, on Your suffering Church. Send down upon us the Divine Consoler, to enlighten our minds and strengthen our wills. You, O Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, Who can neither deceive nor be deceived, have promised to be with Your Church until the end of time. Give us a mighty faith that we may not falter; help us to do Your Holy Will always, especially during these hours of grief and uncertainty. May Your Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Your Holy Mother, be our sure refuge in time and in eternity. Amen.