A LITANY FOR THE DYING

God, the Father in heaven; have mercy upon us.
Have mercy upon us.

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world; have mercy upon us.
Have mercy upon us.

God, the Holy Ghost, the Comforter;
have mercy upon us.
Have mercy upon us.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who, in the days of
Thy flesh, didst rebuke disease and heal the
sick, who hast still all power in heaven and
in earth, and hast promised to be with us
always even to the end of the world, merci-
fully hear our prayers, and spare us, good
Lord; spare Thy servant (handmaiden) be-
fore Thee, whom Thou hast redeemed with
Thy precious blood.

Spare him, good Lord,

From all evil;
From all sin;
From Thy wrath;
From the pains and bands of death;
From the craft, deceit, and power of the
devil;
From all fear and distress;
From faint-heartedness and despair;
From Thy wrath, and from everlasting
damnation;

Good Lord, deliver HIM.

By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation;
By Thine agony and bloody sweat;
By Thy cross and passion;
By Thy precious death and burial;
By Thy glorious resurrection and ascen-
sion;
And by the coming of the Holy Ghost;
In the hour of death, and in the day of
judgment;
Good Lord, deliver HIM.

We poor sinners do beseech Thee to hear
us.

Son of God we beseech Thee to hear us.

That it may please Thee to uphold and
console him with Thy free Spirit;
To grant him true repentance;
To forgive him all his sins;
To strengthen and confirm him in Thy
grace;
To inflame his heart with heavenly desires;
To grant him the ministry of Thy holy
angels;
And to beat down Satan under his feet;
We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

O Son of God, Redeemer of the world
Hear us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin
of the world;
Have mercy upon HIM.

Lamb of God, that takest away the sin
of the world;
Grant HIM Thy peace.

O Lord God, our heavenly Father, who hast
no pleasure in the death of sinners, but wilt
rather that they return unto Thee and live;
we humbly beseech Thee to regard this sick
person in Thy great compassion; suffer him
not to be overwhelmed by any pains of body,
or any anguish of soul; but grant unto him
in this world Thy pardon and peace, and in
the world to come life everlasting, through
the abounding merits and the glorious medi-
ation of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, the Com-
forter of the sad, the Strength of sufferers,
let the prayers of those that cry out of any
tribulation come unto Thee; that all may
rejoice to find that Thy mercy is present
with them in their afflictions: through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

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