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Litany of the Most Holy Trinity

Adoration of the Trinity, Albrecht Durer

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V. Blessed be the holy Trinity and undivided Unity;
R. We will give glory to Him, because He hath shown His mercy to us.

V. O Lord our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in all the earth!
R. O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God!

V. Lord, have mercy.
R. Lord, have mercy.

V. Christ, have mercy.
R. Christ, have mercy.

V. Lord, have mercy.
R. Lord, have mercy.

V. Blessed Trinity, hear us.
R. Adorable Unity, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, * Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, *
God the Holy Ghost, *
Holy Trinity, One God, *
Father from Whom are all things, *
Son through Whom are all things, *
Holy Ghost in Whom are all things, *
Holy and undivided Trinity, *
Father everlasting, *
Only-begotten Son of the Father, *
Spirit Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, *
Co-eternal Majesty of Three Divine Persons, *
Father, the Creator, *
Son, the Redeemer, *
Holy Ghost, the Comforter, *
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, *
Who art, Who wast, and Who art to come, *
God Most High, Who inhabitest eternity, *
To Whom alone are due all honor and glory, *
Who alone doest great wonders, *
Power infinite, *
Wisdom incomprehensible, *
Love unspeakable, *

V. Be merciful,
R. Spare us, O Holy Trinity.

V. Be merciful,
R. Graciously hear us, O Holy Trinity.

From all evil, ^ R. Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all sin, ^
From all pride, ^
From all love of riches, ^
From all uncleanness, ^
From all sloth, ^
From all inordinate affection, ^
From all envy and malice, ^
From all anger and impatience, ^
From every thought, word, and deed contrary to Thy holy law, ^
From Thine everlasting malediction, ^
Through Thine almighty power, ^
Through Thy plenteous loving kindness, ^
Through the exceeding treasure of Thy goodness and love, ^
Through the depths of Thy wisdom and knowledge, ^
Through all Thy unspeakable perfections, ^

That we may ever serve Thee alone, ~ R. We beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may worship Thee in spirit and in truth, ~
That we may love Thee with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our strength, ~
That, for Thy sake, we may love our neighbor as ourselves, ~
That we may faithfully keep Thy holy commandments, ~
That we may never defile our bodies and souls with sin, ~
That we may go from grace to grace, and from virtue to virtue, ~
That we may finally enjoy the sight of Thee in glory, ~
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to hear us, ~

V. O Blessed Trinity,
R. We beseech Thee, deliver us.

V. O Blessed Trinity,
R. We beseech Thee, save us.

V. O Blessed Trinity,
R. Have mercy on us.

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

Our Father… Hail Mary…

V. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, in the firmament of Heaven,
R. And worthy to be praised, and glorious, and highly exalted forever.

Let Us Pray:

Almighty and everlasting God, Who hast granted Thy servants in the confession of the True Faith, to acknowledge the glory of an Eternal Trinity, and in the power of Thy majesty to adore a Unity: we beseech Thee that by the strength of this faith we may be defended from all adversity. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. R. Amen

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque entered the Visitation Convent in 1671 and six years later Christ appeared to her in a vision in which “I could plainly see His Heart, pierced and bleeding, yet there were flames, too, coming from it and a crown of thorns around it. He told me to behold His heart which so loved humanity. Then He seemed to take my very heart from me and place it there in His heart. In return He gave me back part of His flaming heart.”

Pope Leo XIII approved the Litany of the Sacred Heart in 1899. The litany was developed and perfected from several earlier litanies composed since Fr. Jean Croiset, SJ, wrote The Devotion to the Sacred Heart and composed one of the first litanies in the 1680s and 90s. This litany is one of the six litanies of the Church approved for public use.

Litany of the Sacred Heart of JesusLord, have mercy on us.
R. Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.
R. Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the World,
God, the Holy Ghost,
Holy Trinity, one God,

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,
have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost,
Heart of Jesus, united substantially with the word of God,
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty,
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God,
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High,
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven,
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity,
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love,
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells all the fullness of the Divinity,
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy,
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke Thee,
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, saturated with opprobrium,
Heart of Jesus, crushed for our iniquities,
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death,
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in Thee,
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all Saints,

Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world, R. Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world, R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God Who taketh away the sins of the world, R. Have mercy on us.
Jesus, meek and humble of Heart. R. Make our hearts like unto Thine.

Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, Who lives and reigns with Thee, world without end. R. Amen.


Litany of the Sacred Heart of JesusKyrie, eleison,
R. Kyrie, eleison.

Christe, eleison,
R. Christe, eleison.

Kyrie, eleison,
R. Kyrie, eleison.

Christe, audi nos,
R. Christe, audi nos.

Christe, exaudi nos,
R. Christe, exaudi nos.

Pater de caelis, Deus,
R. Miserere nobis.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,
Spiritus Sancte, Deus,
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,

Cor Iesu, Filii Patris aeterni,
R. Miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, in sinu Virginis Matris a Spiritu Sancto formatum,
Cor Iesu, Verbo Dei substantialiter unitum,
Cor Iesu, maiestatis infinitae,
Cor Iesu, templum Dei sanctum,
Cor Iesu, tabernaculum Altissimi,
Cor Iesu, domus Dei et porta caeli,
Cor Iesu, fornax ardens caritatis,
Cor Iesu, iustitiae et amoris receptaculum,
Cor Iesu, bonitate et amore plenum,
Cor Iesu, virtutum omnium abyssus,
Cor Iesu, omni laude dignissimum,
Cor Iesu, rex et centrum omnium cordium,
Cor Iesu, lancea perforatum,
Cor Iesu, fons totius consolationis,
Cor Iesu, vita et resurrectio nostra,
Cor Iesu, pax et reconciliatio nostra,
Cor Iesu, victima peccatorum,
Cor Iesu, salus in te sperantium,
Cor Iesu, spes in te morientium,
Cor Iesu, deliciae Sanctorum omnium,

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, R. Parce nobis, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, R. Exaudi nos, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, R. Miserere nobis, Domine.
Iesu, mitis et humilis Corde, R. Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum.

Oremus. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, respice in Cor dilectissimi Filii tui et in laudes et satisfactiones, quas in nomine peccatorum tibi persolvit, iisque misericordiam tuam petentibus, tu veniam concede placatus in nomine eiusdem Filii tui Iesu Christi: Qui tecum vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum. R. Amen.

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

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
God the Son, Redeemer of the World,
God the Holy Ghost,
Holy Trinity, one God,

have mercy on us.
have mercy on us.
have mercy on us.
have mercy on us.

Good Shepherd, leading the faithful,
Good Shepherd, teaching Thy Law,
Good Shepherd, sacrificing Thyself for us,
Good Shepherd, forgiving our sins,
Good Shepherd, finding the lost,
Good Shepherd, gathering the scattered,
Good Shepherd, taming rebellious wills,
Good Shepherd, giving hope to the fallen,
Christ the Good Shepherd,

have mercy on them.
have mercy on them.
have mercy on them.
have mercy on them.
have mercy on them.
have mercy on them.
have mercy on them.
have mercy on them.
have mercy on them.

For shepherds with Faith,
For shepherds with Hope,
For shepherds with Love,
For shepherds with Wisdom,
For shepherds with Understanding,
For shepherds with Knowledge,
For shepherds with Counsel,
For shepherds with Fortitude,
For shepherds with Piety,
For shepherds with Holy Fear,

Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.

For shepherds with Charity,
For shepherds with Joy,
For shepherds with Peace,
For shepherds with Patience,
For shepherds with Benignity,
For shepherds with Goodness,
For shepherds with Forbearance,
For shepherds with Mildness,
For shepherds with Fidelity,
For shepherds with Modesty,
For shepherds with Continency,
For shepherds with Chastity,

Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.
Lord, increase it.

For shepherds in pride,
For shepherds in error or doubt,
For shepherds in despair,
For shepherds in malevolence or unkindness,
For shepherds in weakness,
For shepherds in indulgence,
For shepherds in deprivation,
For shepherds in unrighteousness,
For shepherds in lukewarmness,
For shepherds in hardness of heart,
For shepherds in mundane fear,
For shepherds beset with trials,
For shepherds sorely oppressed,
For shepherds beholden to the world,

…give humility.
…give faith.
…give hope.
… give charity.
…give strength.
…give temperance.
… give probity.
… give justice.
…give zeal.
…give conscience.
…give fortitude.
…give forbearance.
…give solace.
…give steadfastness.

Saint Peter,
Saint Clement,
Saint Hilary of Poitiers,
Saint Blaise,
Saint Ptolemy,
Saint Patrick,
Saint Leo the Great,
Saint Peter Chrysologus,
Saint Ambrose,
Saint Nicholas of Bari,
Saint Anselm,
Saint Isadore,
Saint Athanasius,
Saint Cyprian,
Saint Augustine,
Saint Gregory the Great,
Saint Peter of Damascus,
Saint John the Wonder Worker,
Saint Henry,
Saint Stanislaus,
Saint Hildebrand,
Saint Nicholas the Great,
Saint Boniface,
Saint Pius V,
Saint Charles Borromeo,
Saint Robert Bellarmine,
Saint John Nuemann,
Saint Pius X,
Mary, Queen of the Apostles,

pray for thy brethren.
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Lamb of God,
who takes away the sins of the world,
Lamb of God,
who takes away the sins of the world,
Lamb of God,
who takes away the sins of the world,

 
spare us, O Lord.

graciously hear us, O Lord.

have mercy on us.

Let us pray:

God the Father of Mercies, from Whom all good comes, pour fourth Thy blessing upon Thy bishops, Whom Thou hast anointed by the Holy Ghost to be successors of the Apostles, that they may lead all souls in the way of Redemption with charity, fidelity and courage. May they always put the care of their flock before their own needs, without human respect or mundane fear, in order that we may follow them in the Truth that leads to eternal life, for we are a weak and sinful flock.

God the Father of Truth, we pray for our own shepherd, _________, that he may find in Thee all that he is lacking, growing each day in sanctity and fortitude, fortifying all of the souls within his flock by Sacrament, word, and deed.

God the Father Almighty, we beseech singular graces for Thy Sovereign Pontiff, ______________, the shepherd of shepherds, so that he may fulfill Thy Holy Will in grace and truth. Receive these, our humble petitions, through Christ the Good Shepherd, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, for ever and ever. Amen.