The Litany for Holy Communion

Posted on August 3, 2008. Filed under: Prayer | Tags: , , , |

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
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 Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.  

Jesus, living Bread which came down from Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Bread from Heaven giving life to the world,
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, hidden God and Savior, etc.
Jesus, Who has loved us with an everlasting love, Jesus,
Whose delights are to be with the children of men,
Jesus, Who has given Thy Flesh for the life of the world,
Jesus, Who invites all to come to Thee,
Jesus, Who promises eternal life to those who receive Thee,
Jesus, Who with desire desires to eat this Pasch with us,
Jesus, ever ready to receive and welcome us,
Jesus, Who stands at our door knocking,
Jesus, Who has said that if we will open to Thee the door,
Thou wilt come in and sup with us,
Jesus, Who receives us into Thy arms and blesses us with the little children,
Jesus, Who suffers us to sit at Thy feet with Magdalen,
Jesus, Who invites us to lean on Thy bosom with the beloved disciple,
Jesus, Who has not left us orphans,
Most dear Sacrament,
Sacrament of love,
Sacrament of sweetness,
Life-giving Sacrament,
Sacrament of strength,
My God and my all,

That our hearts may pant after Thee as the hart
after the fountains of water,
we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst manifest Thyself to us as to
the two disciples in the breaking of bread,
we beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may know Thy voice like Magdalen, etc.
That with a lively faith we may confess with the beloved disciple, “It is the Lord,”
That Thou wouldst bless us who have not seen and yet have believed,
That we may love Thee in the Blessed Sacrament with our whole heart,
with our whole soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength,
That the fruit of each Communion may be fresh love,
That our one desire may be to love Thee and to do Thy will,
That we may ever remain in Thy love,
That Thou wouldst teach us how to receive and welcome Thee,
That Thou wouldst teach us to pray, and Thyself pray within us,
That with Thee every virtue may come into our souls,
That throughout this day Thou wouldst keep us closely united to Thee,
That Thou wouldst give us grace to persevere to the end,
That Thou wouldst then be our support and Viaticum,
That with Thee and leaning on Thee we may safely pass through all dangers,
That our last act may be one of perfect love and
our last breath a long deep sigh to be in Our Father’s house,
That Thy sweet face may smile upon us when we appear before Thee,
That our banishment from Thee, dearest Lord, may not be very long,
That when the time is come, we may fly up from our prison to Thee,
and in Thy Sacred Heart find our rest forever,

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.

V. Stay with us, Lord, because it is toward evening,
R. And the day is now far spent.

Let Us Pray.
We come to Thee, dear Lord, with the Apostles, saying, “Increase our faith.”
Give us a strong and lively faith in the mystery of Thy Real Presence
in the midst of us. Give us the splendid faith of the centurion, which drew from
Thee such praise. Give us the faith of the beloved disciple to know Thee
in the dark and say, “It is the Lord!” Give us the faith of Martha to confess,
“Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Give us the faith of Magdalen
to fall at Thy feet crying, “Rabboni, Master.” Give us the faith of all Thy Saints,
to whom the Blessed Sacrament has been Heaven begun on earth.
In every Communion increase our faith; for with faith, love and humility
and reverence and all good will come into our souls. Dearest Lord,
increase our faith. R. Amen.

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Source: Catholic Tradition.org

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