Litany of St Benedict

Litany of St Benedict

Lord, have mercy on us.  Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us; Christ, hear us.  Christ, 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.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins, pray for us.

Holy Father St Benedict, pray for us.
Father most renowned, pray for us.
Father most affectionate, pray for us.
Father most patient, pray for us.
Father most merciful, pray for us.
Man of great fortitude, pray for us.
Man of venerable life, pray for us.
Disciplined man of prayer, pray for us.
Flower of piety, pray for us.
Flower of sanctity, pray for us.
Flower of chastity, pray for us.
Bright light of the world, pray for us.
Star of religion, pray for us.
Mirror of perfection, pray for us.
Teacher of silence, pray for us.
Example of poverty, pray for us.
Master of obedience, pray for us.
Paradigm of humility, pray for us.
Model of abstinence, pray for us.
Kind instructor of monks, pray for us.
Firm in faith, pray for us.
Strong in hope, pray for us.
Fervent in charity, pray for us.
Pure in mind, pray for us.
Chaste in body, pray for us.
Free from passions, pray for us.
Instrument of the miraculous, pray for us.
Revealer of the secrets of the heart, pray for us.
Foreknowing the future, pray for us.
Pattern of trust in the presence of evil, pray for us.
Confident in the Lord’s providence, pray for us.
Adorned with the grace of God, pray for us.
Filled with the Holy Spirit, pray for us.
Raised to the height of angelic glory, pray for us.
Rapt in the ardor of contemplation, pray for us.
Joined to the choirs of angels, pray for us.
Exalted among the Patriarchs, pray for us.
Made companion among the Prophets, pray for us.
Associated to the college of Apostles, pray for us.
Adorned with the roses of Martyrs, pray for us.
Decorated with the labors of Confessors, pray for us.
Honored among Abbots, pray for us.
Placed over the choir of Monks, pray for us.
Crowned with the lilies of Virgins, pray for us.
Patriarch of Western Monasticism, pray for us.
Patron of a happy death, pray for us.
Patron of many pontiffs, pray for us.
Patron of Europe, pray for us.
United to the company of all the Saints, pray for us.

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.

V.  Intercede for us, O holy Father, St Benedict
R.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
O most holy Abbot Benedict, father and guide of monks, and intrepid warrior against evil, intercede for our salvation and the salvation of all mankind.  Raise up, O Lord, in your Church the Spirit which animated St Benedict, and being filled with the same Spirit, may we seek to love what he loved and to practice what he taught.  Grant us, we ask you O Lord, perseverance in doing your will, that in our days, the people serving you may increase both in dedication to prayer and in zeal for the Gospel.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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