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From the Book of Divine Worship - The Litany

When the Litany is said or sung immediately before Mass, the Litany concludes here, the Mass beginning with the Kyrie.

Lord, have mercy upon us.or Kyrie eleison.
Christ, have mercy upon us. Christe eleison.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Kyrie eleison.

Then shall the Minister, and the People with him, say or sing the Lord's Prayer.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Minister may, at his discretion, omit all that followeth, to the prayer We humbly beseech thee, O Father.


O Lord, deal not with us according to our sins. Neither reward us according to our iniquities.

The Officiant concludes with the following or some other Collect:

Let us pray.

O God, merciful Father, who despisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as are sorrowful; Mercifully assist our prayers which we make before thee in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us; and graciously hear us, that those evils which the crafts and subtlety of the devil or man worketh against us, may, by thy good providence, be brought to nought; that we thy servants, being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or this:

Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those who ask in thy Son's Name; We beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ear to us who have now made our prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant that those things which we have asked faithfully according to thy will, may be obtained effectually, to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The officiant may add other Prayers, and end the Litany, saying:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

The Supplication may follow:

The Supplication

For use in the Litany in place of the Versicle and Collect which follow the Lord's Prayer; or at the end of Morning or Evening Prayer; or as a separate devotion; especially in times of war, or of national anxiety, or of disaster.

O Lord, arise, help us;
And deliver us for thy Name's sake.

O God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them.

O Lord, arise, help us;
And deliver us for thy Name's sake.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O Lord, arise, help us;
And deliver us for thy Name's sake.

V - From our enemies defend us, O Christ;
R - Graciously look upon our afflictions.

V - With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts;
R - Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.

V - Favorably with mercy hear our prayers;
R - O Son of David, have mercy upon us.

V - Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ.
R - Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us,
O Lord Christ.


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