Litany from Morning Prayer of 1786 U.S. BCP

OGod the Father of heaven: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
    O God the Father of heaven: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
    O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the father, and the Son: have mercy us miserable sinners.
    O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father, and the Son: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
O holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons, and one God: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
    O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons, and one God: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers; neither take thou vengeance of our sins: spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.

Spare us, good Lord.

    From all evil and mischief; from sin, from the crafts and assaults of the devil; from thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation;

Good Lord, deliver us.

    From all blindness of heart; from pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness;

Good Lord, deliver us.

    From fornication, and all other deadly sin; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil;

Good Lord, deliver us.

    From lightning and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle, and murder, and from sudden death;

Good Lord, deliver us.

    From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; from all false doctrine; heresy and schism from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and Commandment;

Good Lord, deliver us.

    By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and Circumcision; by thy Baptism, Fasting and Temptation;

Good Lord, deliver us.

    By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the coming of the holy Ghost;

Good Lord, deliver us.

    In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our wealth; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment.

Good Lord, deliver us.

    We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God, and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church universal in the right way;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to endue the Congress of these United States, and all others in authority, legislative, judicial and executive, with grace, wisdom and understanding; to execute justice, and to maintain truth;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to illuminate all Bishops, and other Pastors, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word, and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth and shew it accordingly;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people;

We beseech, thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to give to all Nations unity, peace, and concord;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to give us an heart to love and dread thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

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

We beseech thee to hear us,good lord.

    That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand, and to comfort and help the weak hearted, and to raise up those who fall, and finally to beat down Satan under our feet;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee succour, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to preserve all who travel by land or by water, all women in childbirth, all sick persons, and young children, and to shew thy pity upon all prisoners and captives,

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to defend, and provide for, the fatherless children, and widows, and all who are desolate and oppressed

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

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

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use, the kindly fruits, of the earth, so as in due time we may enjoy them;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    That it may please thee to give us true repentance, to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy holy Word;

We beseech thee to hear us,good Lord.

    Son of God: we beseech thee to hear us.

Son of God: we beseech thee to hear us.

O Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world;

Grant us thy peace.

O Christ, Hear us.

O Christ, Hear us.

Lord, have mercy upon us, and deal not with us according to our sins.

Neither reward us according to our iniquities.

OGod, 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 craft and subtilty 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.

O Lord, arise, help us, an deliver us for thy Name’s sake.

OGod, 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 thine Honour.

    From our enemies defend us, O Christ.
    Graciously look upon our afflictions.
Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts.
    Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.
Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.
    O Son, of David, have mercy upon us.
Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ.
    Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us, O Lord Christ.
O Lord, let thy mercy be shewed upon us.
    As we do put our trust in thee.

WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and for the glory of thy Name, turn from us all those evils that we most justly have deserved; and grant that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore, serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and glory, through our only Mediator and Advocate Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I read this this morning and a great sensation of peace (unexplainable peace) fell upon me and comforted my soul this morning where I had thought there was no possibility for comfort. This weekend, it seems I have acquired a trust in Jesus that I have never had before and only Jesus could possibly be the source of this trust. Though many times in the past I have questioned God and often denied God in my times of immense depression, this morning it was quite different. Rather than denying God in my time of depression this morning, I cried out to Jesus to let me fall back into his loving arms holding me tightly like a mother holds her child and giving me everything I need.

I was hoping this morning to be able to ask my priest about receiving the sacrament of unction. I did not see him today so I e-mailed him when I got home from church today instead. We saw our deacon today. He is ordained in the Anglican Province of America which is forming a joint-communion with the Anglican Church in America and so he serves both our communities. He had to deal with the death of his brother-in-law recently. But of course, my child-like faith was allowed to creep up in the Mass today as I eagerly told our deacon how I want to get angel statues for our altar (small ones due to the lack of space) and how I have found really good ones of St Michael and St Gabriel. My child-like mind could have gone on and on about St Michael. He is my favourite of the Archangels. I showed my deacon the pendant on my rosary which has St Michael on it and told him how one of the first prayers I learned was the St Michael prayer and recited it for him.

I was by no means dismayed to see our deacon instead of our priest today. The deacon cannot absolve sins so my next confession will have to wait one more week but he is a loving man and it was quite refreshing to see his love manifested in our parish again this week. The litany this morning gave me much strength.

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About newenglandsun

A student. Male. Passionate. Easily offended. Child-like wonderer. Growing in faith, messing up daily.
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