Book of Common Prayer (1892)/The Litanie

Here followeth the Litanie, or generall Supplication, to be sung, or said after Morning Prayer, vpon Sundaies, Wednesdaies, and Fridayes, and at other times when it shall be comanded by the Ordinarie :

O God, the Father of heaven : have mercy vpon vs miserable Sinners.

God, the Father of heaven : have mercy vpon vs miserable Sinners.

O God the Son Redeemer of the World : haue mercy vpon vs miserable Sinners.

O God the Son Redeemer of the world : haue mercy vpon vs miserable Sinners.

O God the holy Ghost proceeding from the Father and the Son : have mercy vpon vs miserable Sinners

O God the holy Ghost proceeding from the Father and the Son : haue mercy vpon vs miserable Sinners.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons, and one God : have mercy vpon vs miserable Sinners.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons, and one God : haue mercy vpon vs miserable Sinners.

Remember not Lord our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers, neither take thou vengeance of our sinns : Spare vs good Lord, spare thy people whom thou hast redeemed with thy most pretious blood, and be not angry with vs forever.

Spare vs 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 vs.

From all blindness of heart, from Pride, vainglory and Hypocrisie, from envy, hatred and malice, and all vncharitableness,

Good Lord deliver vs.

From fornication, and all other deadly sin, and from all the deceipts of the world, the Flesh, and the devill,

Good Lord deliver vs.

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

Good Lord deliver vs.

From all sedition, privy Conspiracy and Rebellion from all false Doctrine, heresie and schism, from hardnes of heart, and contempt of thy Word and Commandment,

Good Lord deliver vs.

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

Good Lord deliver vs.

By thine Agonie, and bloody sweat, by thy Cross and Passion, by thy pretious Death and Buriall, by thy glorious Resurrection, and Ascention, and by the coming of the holy Ghost,

Good Lord deliver vs.

In all time of our Tribulation, in all time of our wealth, in the hour of death, and in the day of Iudgement,

Good Lord deliver vs.

We sinners do beseech thee to hear vs, (O Lord God) and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church vniversall in the right Way.

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to keep and strengthen in the true worshipping of thee, in righteousnes and holines of life, thy servant Charles our most gracious King and Governour,

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to rule his heart in thy faith, fear, and love, and that he may evermore have Affiance in thee, and ever seek thy honor and glory,

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to be his defender, and keeper, giving him the victory over all his Enemies,

Wee beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to blesse and preserve

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to illuminate all Bishops, Priests and Deacons, with true knowledge and vnderstanding 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 vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to indue the Lords of the Council, and all the Nobility with grace, wisedom, and vnderstanding,

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless and keep the Magistrates, giving them grace to execute Iustice, and to mantein truth,

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

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

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to give to all Nations, vnity, peace and Concord,

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to give vs an heart to love and dread thee, and diligently to live after thy Comandements,

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of grace, to heare meekly thy word, and to receive it with pure Affection, and to bring forth the Fruits of the Spirit,

We beseech thee to hear vs 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 vs 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 them that fall, and finally to beat downe Satan vnder our Feet,

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to succor, helpe and comfort all that are in danger, necessity and tribulation,

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to preserve all that travel by land or by water, all Women laboring of Child, all sick persons and young children, and to shew thy pitie vpon all prisoners and Captives,

Wee beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to defend and provide for the fatherles children and widowes, and all that are desolate and oppressed,

Wee beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to have mercy vpon all men,

Wee beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

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

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to give and preserve to our vse the kindly fruits of the earth, so as in due time we may inioy them.

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

That it may please thee to give vs true repentance, to forgive vs all our sins, negligences and Ignorances, and to indue vs with the grace of thy holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to thy holy Word.

We beseech thee to hear vs good Lord.

Son of God : Wee beseech thee to hear vs.

Son of God : we beseech thee to hear vs.

O Lamb of God : that takest away the sins of the world,

Grant vs thy peace.

O Lamb of God : that takest away the sins of the world,

Haue mercy vpon vs.

O Christ heare vs.

O Christ hear vs.

Lord have mercy vpon vs.

Lord haue mercy vpon vs.

Christ haue mercy vpon vs.

Christ haue mercy vpon vs.

Lord have mercy vpon vs.

Lord haue mercy vpon vs.

Then shall the Priest (and the People with him) say the Lords Prayer.

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom com. Thy will be don in earth as it is in heaven. Give vs this day our daily bread. And forgive vs our trespasses. As we forgive them that trespass against vs. And lead vs not into temptation; But deliver vs from evil. Amen.

Priest.

O Lord deale not with vs after our sins.

Answer.

Neither reward vs after our iniquities.

Let vs pray.

O God mercifull Father, that despisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be sorrowfull, mercifully assist our praiers that we make before thee in all our troubles and adversities whensoever they oppress vs, and graciously hear vs, that those evils which the Craft and subtilty of the devil or man worketh against vs, be brought to nought, and by the providence of thy goodness they may be dispersed, that we thy servants being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks vnto thee in thy holy Church, through Iesus Christ our Lord.

O Lord arise, help vs, and deliver vs for thy Names sake.

O God, we have heard with our eares, and our fathers have declared vnto vs the noble works that thou didst in their dayes, and in the old time before them.

O Lord arise, help vs, and deliver vs for thine honor.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the holy Ghost.

Answer.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

From our enemies defend us, O Christ.

Graciously look vpon our Afflictions.

Pitifully behold the sorrowes of our hearts.

Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.

Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.

O son of David have mercy vpon vs.

Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear vs, O Christ.

Graciously hear vs, O Christ, graciously hear vs, O Lord Christ.

Priest.

O Lord let thy mercy be shewed vpon vs.

Answer.

As we doe put our trust in thee.

Let vs pray.

We humbly beseech thee O Father, mercifully to look vpon our infirmities : and for the glory of thy Name turne from vs all those evils that we most righteously 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 holines and purenes of living, to thy honor and glory, through our only mediatour and Advocate, Iesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A prayer of Saint Chrysostome.

Almighty God, who hast given vs grace at this tyme with one accord to make our comon supplications vnto thee, and dost promise that when two or three are gathred together in thy name, thou wilt grant their requests : fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petic̄ons of thy servants as may be most expedient for them, granting vs in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

¶ 2. Corinthians. 13.

The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the fellowship of the holy Ghost be with vs all evermore. Amen.


Here endeth the Litanie.