A Litany (Name of Jesus)

14142047_523158291223004_3963585921477636609_nLord, have mercy on us:
Have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us:
Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us and grant us your peace:
Hear us and grant us your peace.

Jesus, the Son of the living God,
the eternal Word,
the brightness of the Father’s glory
and express image of his person:
Have mercy on us.

Jesus, the Son of Man,
conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
meek and humble of heart,
obedient unto death,
the example of all virtues,
the way, the truth, and the life:
Have mercy on us.

Jesus, the author of life,
the captain of salvation,
the eternal high priest,
the prince of peace:
Have mercy on us.

Jesus, the joy of angels,
the hope of the patriarchs,
the inspirer of the prophets,
the teacher of the apostles,
the strength of martyrs,
the King of saints:
Have mercy on us.

From all sin and evil,
from death and hell:
Deliver us, O Lord Jesus.

By your holy nativity and circumcision,
by your holy words and deeds,
by your agony and bloody sweat,
by your bitter cross and passion,
by your death and burial,
by your glorious resurrection and ascension,
by your sitting at the right hand of the Father Almighty,
and by your return to judge the quick and the dead:
Deliver us, O Lord Jesus.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:
Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:
Hear our prayers.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:
Grant us your peace.

Almighty God, you accept the penitence and confession of the contrite that they may share in your mercy and live. Be merciful and gracious to us, absolve us from all sin, establish us in your grace, grant us the comforts of the Holy Spirit, and bring us to life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Modified from An Evening Litany, Order of Worship for the Reformed Church in the United States, 1866, p. 298-300.

This litany appears to be a shortened version of the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus, which appeared in Italy in the early 1400s.  That litany, along with the Latin original, can be found here: https://www.fisheaters.com/litanyholyname.html

This is the litany that is in the graphic of the open prayer book on this page and on our Facebook page.

Available also in pdf and in docx formats.

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pastorstratman

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

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