The Catholic Prayer Book and Manual of Meditations/Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

The Catholic Prayer Book and Manual of Meditations  (1883)  by Patrick Francis Moran
Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus


The Most Holy Name of Jesus.

LORD, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven,
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Jesus, Son of the living God,
Jesus, Splendour of the Father,
Jesus, Brightness of eternal light,
Jesus, King of glory,
Jesus, Sun of justice,
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary,
Jesus, most amiable,
Jesus, most admirable,
Jesus, the mighty God,

Jesus, Father of the world to come,
Jesus, Angel of the Great Council,
Jesus, most powerful,
Jesus, most patient,
Jesus, most obedient,
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
Jesus, Lover of chastity,
Jesus, Lover of us,
Jesus, God of peace,
Jesus, Author of life,
Jesus, Example of virtues,
Jesus, zealous Lover of souls,
Jesus, our God,
Jesus, our Refuge,
Jesus, Father of the poor,
Jesus, Treasure of the faithful,
Jesus, Good Shepherd,
Jesus, True Light,
Jesus, Eternal Wisdom,
Jesus, Infinite Goodness,
Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life,
Jesus, the Joy of angels,
Jesus, King of patriarchs,
Jesus, Master of the apostles,
Jesus, Teacher of the evangelists,
Jesus, Strength of martyrs,
Jesus, Light of confessors,
Jesus, Purity of virgins,
Jesus, Crown of all saints,
Be merciful unto us: Spare us, O Jesus.
Be merciful unto us: Hear us, O Jesus.
From all evil, Lord Jesus, deliver us.
From all sin, Lord Jesus, deliver us.
From thy wrath, Lord Jesus, deliver us.
From the snares of the devil, Lord Jesus, deliver us.

From the spirit of fornication,
From everlasting death,
From a neglect of thy holy inspiration,
Through the mystery of thy holy incarnation,
Through thy nativity,
Through thy divine infancy,
Through thy sacred life,
Through thy labours and travails,
Through thy agony and passion,Lord Jesus, deliver us.
Through thy cross and dereliction,
Through thy pains and torments,
Through thy death and burial,
Through thy holy resurrection,
Through thy admirable ascension,
Through the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter,
In the day of judgment,
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world: Hear us, O Lord Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us, O Lord Jesus.
Christ Jesus, hear us.
Christ Jesus, graciously hear us.
V. May the name of the Lord be blessed.
R. From henceforth, now, and for ever.


O LORD Jesus Christ, who hast said, “Ask, and ye shall receive; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you;” grant, we beseech thee, to us thy supplicants, the gifts of thy divine love, that we may love thee with our hearts in word and deed, and never cease from praising thee: who livest and reignest, etc.

O God, who hast rendered the most glorious name of thy only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, most worthy to be loved with the highest affection by thy faithful, and to be exceeding dreadful to evil spirits, mercifully grant that all who devoutly honour the sacred name of Jesus on earth, may receive in this life the sweetness of holy consolation, and obtain in the future the happiness of eternal joy and bliss: through the same, etc.

May the divine assistance always remain with us. Amen.


HAIL! holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope, to thee do we cry, poor banished sons of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears; turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and, after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O pious, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


THE peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the virtue of his sacred passion, the sign of his holy cross, the purity and humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the protection of the angels, and the intercession of all the saints and elect of God, be with me and defend me, now and at the hour of my death, sweet Jesus. Amen.