A Book of Prayer (1894) · Litany

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Litany.

O God, our heavenly Father, have mercy upon us.

People. O God, our heavenly Father, have mercy upon us.

Minister. O God, by thy Son Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us.

People. O God, by thy Son Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us.

Minister. O God, by thy Holy Spirit, the Comforter and Guide of mankind, have mercy upon us.

People. O God, by thy Holy Spirit, the Comforter and Guide of mankind, have mercy upon us.

Minister. Forgive, O Lord, our manifold sins and offences. We have erred and strayed from thy ways; we have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and have done those things which we ought not to have done. We pray thee to remove our transgressions from us, to assist our new desires, and, according to thy promises in Jesus Christ, to save us with an abundant salvation.

People. Save us, good Lord.

Minister. From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitableness;

People. Good Lord, deliver us.

Minister. From all inordinate and sinful affections; and from all deceits of the world and the flesh;

People. Good Lord, deliver us.

Minister. From all fury of the elements; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle and murder, and death unprepared for;

People. Good Lord, deliver us.

Minister. From all sedition and civil discord; from all false doctrine and unbelief; from hardness of heart and contempt of thy word and commandment;

People. Good Lord, deliver us.

Minister. In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity, and in the hour of death;

People. Good Lord, deliver us.

Minister. We beseech thee, O Lord, that it may please thee to rule and guide and comfort thy holy Church universal; to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred and are deceived; to send laborers into thy vineyard, and to give saving power to the preaching of thy word;

People. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to illumine all Ministers of the gospel and teachers of truth; and to give to them, and to the people committed to their charge, the needful spirit of thy grace, and to pour out upon them the continual dew of thy blessing;

People. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to bless and preserve all rulers and magistrates, and all who are in authority over us, giving them grace to execute justice and to maintain truth;

People. We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to bless all sorts and conditions of men; to make known thy ways unto all people, thy saving health to all nations;

People. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of grace, to hear meekly thy word, to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit;

People. We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand, to comfort and help the weak-hearted, and to raise up those who fall;

People. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to succor, help, and comfort all who are in any danger, necessity, or tribulation;

People. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to minister unto such as are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate, to comfort and relieve them according, to their need, giving them patience under their trials, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions;

People. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to defend and provide for the fatherless and widows and all who are desolate and oppressed;

People. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to have mercy upon all men;

People. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Minister. 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.

Minister. That it may please thee to give and preserve to us the kindly fruits of the earth, so that in due time we may enjoy them;

People. We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

Minister. That it may please thee to sanctify us by thy Holy Spirit, to make us perfect in every good work, and to keep us blameless unto the end;

People. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Minister. The Lord bless us and keep us;

People. The Lord cause his face to shine upon us.

Minister. The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us;

People. And give us peace.