12 January 2008

A Litany with the Saints

I was burning midnight oil the other night, and created this Joshed-out spin on the contemporary version of the Litany of the Saints. The ending collects (prayers) are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Let me know what you think. Hope you enjoy!

Compassionate God, whose mercy is steadfast for all time,
surround us with your love.

Saviour Christ, who sets us free from sin,
surround us with your grace.

Restoring Spirit, who bears witness to our spirits that we are children of God,
surround us with your presence.

Blessed Trinity, one God in three persons,
surround us with your power.

Holy Mary, Virgin Bearer of God,
pray with us.

Holy Joseph, Mary's spouse,
pray with us.

John the Baptist,
pray with us.

Peter and Paul,
pray with us.

Matthias the Apostle,
pray with us.

Mark the Evangelist,
pray with us.

Philip and James,
pray with us.

Barnabas the Apostle,
pray with us.

Mary the Magdalene,
pray with us.

James the Apostle,
pray with us.

Bartholomew the Apostle,
pray with us.

Luke the Evangelist,
pray with us.

John of Jerusalem,
pray with us.

Simon and Jude,
pray with us.

Andrew the Apostle,
pray with us.

Thomas the Apostle,
pray with us.

John the Beloved,
pray with us.

Joachim and Anne,
pray with us.

Anna and Simeon,
pray with us.

Mary and Martha of Bethany,
pray with us.

Veronica the Favoured,
pray with us.

Stephen the Martyr,
pray with us.

Cornelius the Centurion,
pray with us.

Timothy and Titus,
pray with us.

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Ishmael,
pray with us.

Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leach, and Hagar,
pray with us.

Isaiah and Elijah,
pray with us.

All you Prophets, Seers, and Sages,
pray with us.

All you Holy Martyrs,
pray with us.

All you Witnesses to God,
pray with us.

All who looked to God in hope,
pray with us.

All you Pastors and Teachers,
pray with us.

All you Holy Souls Departed,
pray with us.

All you Holy Men and Women,
pray with us.

With all your saints, we invoke your Mighty Name, Redeemer Christ,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

With all your Church past and present,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For your One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and for its members and mission,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For our Nation and all in authority,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For our city and community,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For all who suffer and all those in trouble,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For all those who are dear to us.
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For the salvation of our souls and the forgiveness of our sins,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For all those who those who do not know you,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For the peace of the departed,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

For all our prayers and petitions,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

Giving you all our thanks,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

Declaring your works and wonders,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

Recalling your life, death, and resurrection,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

Pleading your Blood and merits,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

Awaiting your coming in glory,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

Opening our hearts and hands,
Jesus, we invoke your Name.

Approaching boldly the throne of grace, as you taught us we now pray

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
Amen.


Give thanks to God, all you saints of God,
God's mercy endures for ever!

Let us pray.

Almighty God,
by your Holy Spirit
you have made us one with your saints
in heaven and on earth:
Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage
we may always be supported
by this fellowship of love and prayer,
and know ourselves to be surrounded
by their witness to your power and mercy.
We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ,
in whom all our intercessions
are acceptable through the Spirit,
and who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.

or

Almighty God,
with whom still live the spirits
of those who die in the Lord,
and with whom the souls of the faithful
are in joy and felicity:
We give you heartfelt thanks
for the good examples of all your servants,
who, having finished their course in faith,
now find rest and refreshment.
May we, with all who have died
in the true faith of your holy Name,
have perfect fulfillment and bliss
in your eternal and everlasting glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.




Joshua Ligan 2008.
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1 comment:

eric said...

Oooh I like this. It has a joyful exclamatory quality to it, in contrast to the more somber Roman version. I especially like the "Jesus, we invoke your Name." Getting a little Pentecostal there! ;) Love it.