THE GREAT LITANY

Video from the First Sunday after the Epiphany Service

(BCP Page 148)

(The peoples’ responses are in bold)

Presider        O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth,
People           Have mercy upon us.


Presider        O God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
People           Have mercy upon us.
Presider        O God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the faithful,
People           Have mercy upon us.

Presider        O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, one God,
People           Have mercy upon us.

Presider Remember not, Lord Christ, our offenses, nor the offenses of our forefathers; neither reward us according to our sins. Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and by thy mercy preserve us, for ever.

People           Spare us, good Lord.

Presider        From all evil and wickedness; from sin; from the crafts and assaults of the devil; and from everlasting damnation,

People           Good Lord, deliver us.

Presider        From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice; and from all want of charity,

People           Good Lord, deliver us.

Presider        From all inordinate and sinful affections; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,

People           Good Lord, deliver us.

Presider        From all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and commandment,

People           Good Lord, deliver us.

Presider        From lightning and tempest; from earthquake, fire, and flood; from plague, pestilence, and famine,

People           Good Lord, deliver us.

Presider        From all oppression, conspiracy, and rebellion; from violence, battle, and murder; and from dying suddenly and unprepared,

People           Good Lord, deliver us.

Presider        By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and submission to the Law; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation,

People           Good Lord, deliver us.

Presider        By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost,

People           Good Lord, deliver us.

Presider        In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment,

People           Good Lord, deliver us.

Presider        We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church Universal in the right way,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to illumine Michael, the Presiding Bishop, Susan, Jennifer, and Porter, Bishops of the diocese of Virginia, and all bishops, priests, and deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth, and show it accordingly,

Presider        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people,
People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to send forth laborers into thy harvest, and to draw all mankind into thy kingdom,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to give to all people increase of grace to hear and receive thy Word, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to give us a heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee so to rule the hearts of thy servants, the President-elect, the President of the United States, and all others in authority, that they may do justice, and love mercy, and walk in the ways of truth,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to make wars to cease in all the world; to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord, especially Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Hong Kong, Israel, North Korea, the Palestinian Authority, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United States of America; and to bestow freedom upon all peoples,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to show thy pity upon all prisoners and captives, the homeless and the hungry, and all who are desolate and oppressed,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the bountiful fruits of the earth, so that in due time all may enjoy them,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to inspire us, in our several callings, to do the work which thou givest us to do with singleness of heart as thy servants, and for the common good,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to preserve all who are in danger by reason of their labor or their travel,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to preserve, and provide for, all women in childbirth, young children and orphans, the widowed, and all whose homes are broken or torn by strife,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to visit the lonely; to strengthen all who suffer in mind, body, and spirit; and to comfort with thy presence those who are failing and infirm, especially Harry, Kathy, Ted, Bud, Bob, Marge, Jim, Cathy, Jim, Clarence, Martha, Winnie, Beth, Kristen, Alice, Henri, Karen, Roy, Magda, Julianna, Clara Sue, Eileen, Sharon, Jeff, Lenora, John, Catherine, Teresa, Dorothy Jane, Richard, Stuart, Laura, and Tony,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to support, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to have mercy upon all mankind,
People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy holy Word,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; to comfort and help the weak-hearted; to raise up those who fall; and finally to beat down Satan under our feet,

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to grant to all the faithful departed eternal life and peace, especially Alan Gaston.

People           We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        That it may please thee to grant that, in the fellowship of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, John the Baptist, St. Francis of Assisi, and all the saints, we may attain to thy heavenly kingdom,

Presider        We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Presider        Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
People           Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.

Presider        O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
People           Have mercy upon us.

Presider        O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
People           Have mercy upon us.

Presider        O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world,
People           Grant us thy peace.

Presider        O Christ, hear us.
People           O Christ, hear us.

Presider        Lord, have mercy upon us.

People           Christ, have mercy upon us.

Presider        Lord, have mercy upon us.

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Published by fr.david

Rector of St. Francis Church. Adopted son of the Old Dominion--Hampden-Sydney loving, Red Sox supporting, Burkean.

2 thoughts on “THE GREAT LITANY

  1. I found your Prayer to the Nation and the selections from the Book of Common Prayer comforting!
    Thank you,

    Lois

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