The Litany of the Holy Angels

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have Mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have Mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
Have Mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have Mercy on us.




Holy Mary, Queen of Angels,
Pray for us**

Holy Virgin of virgins,*
St. Michael, who wast ever the defender of the people of God,*
St. Michael, who didst drive from heaven Lucifer and his rebel crew,*
St. Michael, who didst cast down to hell the accuser of our brethren,*
St. Gabriel, who didst expound to Daniel the heavenly vision,*
St. Gabriel, who didst foretell to Zachary the birth and ministry of John the Baptist,*
St. Gabriel, who didst announce to Mary the Incarnation of the Divine Word,*
St. Raphael, who didst lead Tobias safe through his journey to his home again,*
St. Raphael, who didst deliver Sara from the devil,*
St. Raphael, who didst restore his sight to Tobias the elder,*
All ye holy Angels, who stand upon the high and lofty throne of God,*
Who cry to Him continually, Holy, Holy, Holy,*
Who dispel the darkness of our minds, and give us light,*
Who are the messengers of heavenly things to men,*
Who have been appointed by God to be our guardians,*
Who always behold the face of our Father Who is in heaven,*
Who rejoice over one sinner doing penance,*
Who struck the Sodomites with blindness,*
Who led Lot out of the midst of the ungodly,*
Who ascended and descended on the ladder of Jacob,*
Who delivered the divine law to Moses on Mount Sinai,*
Who brought good tidings when Christ was born,*
Who ministered to Him in the desert,*
Who comforted Him in His agony,*
Who sat in white garments at His sepulcher,*
Who appeared to the disciples as He went up into Heaven,*
Who shall go before Him bearing the standard of the Cross, when He commeth to judgment,*
Who shall gather together the elect at the end of the world,*
Who shall separate the wicked from among the just,*
Who offer to God the prayers of them that pray,*
Who assist us at the hour of death,*
Who carried Lazarus into Abraham's bosom,*
Who conduct to Heaven the souls of the just, cleansed from every stain,*
Who perform signs and wonders by the power of God,*
Who are sent to minister for those who shall receive the inheritance of salvation,*
Who would cure Babylon, and when she will not be cured, depart and forsake her,*
Who are set over kingdoms and provinces,*
Who have often put to flight armies of enemies,*
Who have often delivered God's servants from prison, and other perils of this life,*
Who have often consoled the holy Martyrs in their torments,*
Who are wont to cherish with peculiar care the prelates and princes of the Church, and all that are under their charge,*
All ye holy orders of blessed Spirits,*



From all dangers,
Deliver us, O Lord, by Thy holy Angels.

From the snares of the devil,
Deliver us, O Lord, by Thy holy Angels.

From all heresy and schism,
Deliver us, O Lord, by Thy holy Angels.

From plague, famine, and war,
Deliver us, O Lord, by Thy holy Angels.

From sudden and unlooked-for death,
Deliver us, O Lord, by Thy holy Angels.


We sinners,
Beseech Thee, hear us.

Through Thy holy angels,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

That thou wouldst spare us,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to govern and preserve thy holy Church,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to protect our Apostolic Prelate, and all ecclesiastical order,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant peace and security to kings and all Christian princes,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to give and preserve the fruits of the earth,
We beseech Thee, hear us.

That thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed,
We beseech Thee, hear us.


Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.


Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Our Father (secretly).


V. Bless the Lord, all ye His Angels.
R. Ye that are mighty in strength, that fulfill his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His words.

V. Bless the Lord, all ye His hosts.
R. Ye ministers of His, that do His will.

V. He hath given His Angels charge concerning thee.
R. To keep thee in all thy ways.

V. The Angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear Him.
R. And shall deliver them.
V. In the sight of the Angels will I sing unto Thee, O my God.

R. I will worship towards Thy holy temple, and will give praise unto Thy name, O Lord.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.


Let us pray:

O God, Who dispensest the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order; mercifully grant that our life may be protected on earth by those who always do Thee service in heaven. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen



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