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Litany of St. Thomas More

Litany of St. Thomas More, OFS 
Martyr and Patron Saint of Statesmen,
Politicians and Lawyers

V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ, have mercy
R. Christ have mercy
V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ hear US
R. Christ, graciously hear us

V. St. Thomas More, Saint and Martyr,
R. Pray for us {Repeat after each invocation}
St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politician and Lawyers
St. Thomas More, Patron of Justices Judges and Magistrates
St Thomas More, Model of integrity and Virtue in Public and Private Life
St. Thomas More, Servant of the Word of God and the Body and Blood of Christ
St. Thomas More, Model of Holiness in the Sacrament of Marriage
St. Thomas More, Teacher of his Children in the Catholic Faith
St Thomas More, Defender of the Weak and the Poor
St Thomas More, Promoter of Human Life arid Dignity

V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ, have mercy
R. Christ have mercy
V. Lord, have mercy
R. Lord have mercy
V. Christ hear us
R. Christ, graciously hear us

Let Lis pray:
O Glorious St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen,
Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, your life of prayer and
penance and your zeal for justice, integrity and firm
principle in public and family life led you to the path of
martyrdom and sainthood. Intercede for our Statesmen,
politicians, Judges and Lawyers, that they may be
courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of
the sanctity of human life the foundation of all other
human rights. We ask this through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

Written in 2004 by the Most Reverend Michael A. Saltarelli, Eighth Bishop of
Wilmington. Read the Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly’s letter,
“A Call to Informed Participation in the Political Process” at www.cdow.org.
2016 Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.

The Lord my pasture shall prepare

Hymn Before a Scripture Reading

“The Lord my pasture shall prepare”
Words: Joseph Addison, 1712.

The Lord my pasture shall prepare
And feed me with a shepherd’s care;
His presence shall my wants supply
And guard me with a watchful eye;

My noonday walks He shall attend
And all my midnight hours defend.
When in the sultry glebe I faint
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,

To fertile vales and dewy meads
My weary, wandering steps He leads,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the verdant landscape flow.

Though in a bare and rugged way,
Through devious lonely wilds, I stray,
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile;
The barren wilderness shall smile,

With sudden greens and herbage crowned,
And streams shall murmur all around.
Though in the paths of death I tread,
With gloomy horrors overspread,

My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,
For Thou, O Lord, art with me still;
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid
And guide me through the dreadful shade.

See more at:
http://divineoffice.org/1112-mp/?title=Nov+12%2C+Morning+Prayer+-+
Memorial+for+St.+Josaphat%2C+B+%26+M&date=20151112#sthash.vQ4xmWrL.dpuf

“The Lord my pasture shall prepare” by Choir of Christ’s College;

Litany to St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Protector, Third Order Franciscan

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, hear us.
O Christ, graciously hear us.
O God the Father, of heaven:
have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world:
O God, the Holy Ghost:
O Holy Trinity, one God:
have mercy upon us.
Holy Mary:
Pray for us.
Immaculate Virgin:
Mother and Mistress of our Order:
Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary:
Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, Duchess of Thuringia:
St. Elizabeth, mother in Israel:
St. Elizabeth, queen in the Kingdom of God:
St. Elizabeth, consoler of sinners:
St. Elizabeth, nurse of lepers:
St. Elizabeth, devoted wife of Louis the Good:
St. Elizabeth, famous exemplar of Christian widowhood:
St. Elizabeth, fervent spouse of the Son of God:
St. Elizabeth, humble in prosperity:
St. Elizabeth, patient in adversity:
St. Elizabeth, mighty in penance:
St. Elizabeth, wondrous in prayer:
St. Elizabeth, first-born of the tertiaries regular:
St. Elizabeth, protectress of our Order:
St. Elizabeth, the “dear saint” of Holy Church:
Pray for us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world:
spare us, O Lord.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world:
graciously hear us, O Lord.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world:
have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O blessed Elizabeth. Alleluia.
R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ. Alleluia.
Let us pray.

Merciful Lord, we pray Thee to pour the bright beams of Thy grace into our hearts: that, by the glorious prayers of Thy Saint Elizabeth, we may learn to despise all worldly prosperity, and ever to rejoice in all Heavenly consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer Before a Scripture Reading

O God, Father and Son and Holy Spirit,
I thank you for the inestimable gift of the Holy Scriptures.

May I always have a great reverence for your inspired Word,
through which you speak to us and are present in a special way among us.

May I read and understand the holy Bible, the Old and the New Testament,
as you want it to be read and understood—in accordance with the
interpretation and the teaching of Your Church.

May I make the complete observance of the Holy Gospel the rule of my daily life.

May the Scripture readings be of benefit for my soul
and guide me through life’s dangers and temptations to eternal life. Amen