Litany of Supplication

 

(Used during Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi ceremony on Friday, March 17, 2020)

We adore you, O Lord

 

True God and true man, truly present in this holy Sacrament.

     We adore you, O Lord

Our Savior, God with us, faithful and rich in mercy

     We adore you, O Lord

King and Lord of creation and of history

     We adore you, O Lord

Conqueror of sin and death

     We adore you, O Lord

Friend of humankind, the Risen One, the Living One who sits at the right hand of the Father.

     We adore you, O Lord

 

We believe in you, O Lord

Only begotten Son of the Father, descended from heaven for our salvation

     We believe in you, O Lord

Heavenly physician, who bows down over our misery

     We believe in you, O Lord

Lamb who was slain, who offer yourself to rescue us from evil

     We believe in you, O Lord

Good Shepherd, who give your life for the flock which you love

     We believe in you, O Lord

Living bread and medicine for immortality, who give us eternal life

     We believe in you, O Lord

 

Deliver us, O Lord

From the power of Satan and the seductions of the world

     Deliver us, O Lord

From the pride and presumption of being able to do anything without you

     Deliver us, O Lord

From the deceptions of fear and anxiety

     Deliver us, O Lord

From unbelief and desperation

     Deliver us, O Lord

From hardness of heart and the incapacity to love

     Deliver us, O Lord

 

Save us, O Lord

From every evil that afflicts humanity

     Save us, O Lord

From hunger, from famine and from egoism

     Save us, O Lord

From illnesses, epidemics and the fear of our brothers and sisters

     Save us, O Lord

From devastating madness, from ruthless interests and from violence

     Save us, O Lord

From being deceived, from false information and the manipulation of consciences

     Save us, O Lord

 

Comfort us, O Lord

Protect your Church which crosses the desert

     Comfort us, O Lord

Protect humanity terrified by fear and anguish

     Comfort us, O Lord

Protect the sick and the dying, oppressed by loneliness

     Comfort us, O Lord

Protect doctors and healthcare providers exhausted by the difficulties they are facing

     Comfort us, O Lord

Protect politicians and decision makers who bear the weight of having to make decisions

     Comfort us, O Lord

 

Grant us your Spirit, O Lord

In the hour of trial and from confusion

     Grant us your Spirit, O Lord

In temptation and in our fragility

     Grant us your Spirit, O Lord

In the battle against evil and sin

     Grant us your Spirit, O Lord

In the search for what is truly good and true joy

     Grant us your Spirit, O Lord

in the decision to remain in you and in your friendship

     Grant us your Spirit, O Lord

 

Open us to hope, O Lord

Should sin oppress us

     Open us to hope, O Lord

Should hatred close our hearts

     Open us to hope, O Lord

Should sorrow visit us

     Open us to hope, O Lord

Should indifference cause us anguish

     Open us to hope, O Lord

Should death overwhelm us

     Open us to hope, O Lord