The Litany

Sections I and VII must always be used, but a selection of appropriate suffrages may be made from Sections II, III, IV, V, and VI.


Let us pray.

God the Father,
Allhave mercy upon us.

God the Son,
Allhave mercy upon us.

God the Holy Spirit,
Allhave mercy upon us.

Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity,
Allhave mercy upon us.


From all evil and mischief;
from pride, vanity and hypocrisy;
from envy, hatred and malice;
and from all evil intent,
Allgood Lord, deliver us.

From sloth, worldliness and love of money;
from hardness of heart
and contempt for your word and your laws,
Allgood Lord, deliver us.

From sins of body and mind;
from the deceits of the world, the flesh and the devil,
Allgood Lord, deliver us.

From famine and disaster;
from violence, murder and dying unprepared,
Allgood Lord, deliver us.

In all times of sorrow;
in all times of joy;
in the hour of death,
and at the day of judgement,
Allgood Lord, deliver us.


By the mystery of your holy incarnation;
by your birth, childhood and obedience;
by your baptism, fasting and temptation,
Allgood Lord, deliver us.

By your ministry in word and work;
by your mighty acts of power;
and by your preaching of the kingdom,
Allgood Lord, deliver us.

By your agony and trial;
by your cross and passion;
and by your precious death and burial,
Allgood Lord, deliver us.

By your mighty resurrection;
by your glorious ascension;
and by your sending of the Holy Spirit,
Allgood Lord, deliver us.


Hear our prayers, O Lord our God.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Govern and direct your holy Church;
fill it with love and truth;
and grant it that unity which is your will.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Give us boldness to preach the gospel in all the world,
and to make disciples of all the nations.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Enlighten N our Bishop and all who minister
with knowledge and understanding,
that by their teaching and their lives they may proclaim your word.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Give your people grace to hear and receive your word,
and to bring forth the fruit of the Spirit.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Bring into the way of truth all who have erred
and are deceived.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Strengthen those who stand;
comfort and help the faint-hearted;
raise up the fallen;
and finally beat down Satan under our feet.
AllHear us, good Lord.


Guide the leaders of the nations
into the ways of peace and justice.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Guard and strengthen your servant Charles our King,
that he may put his trust in you,
and seek your honour and glory.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Endue the High Court of Parliament
and all the Ministers of the Crown
with wisdom and understanding.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Bless those who administer the law,
that they may uphold justice, honesty and truth.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Give us the will to use the resources of the earth to your glory,
and for the good of all creation.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Bless and keep all your people.
AllHear us, good Lord.

Bring your joy into all families;
strengthen and deliver those in childbirth,
watch over children and guide the young,
bring reconciliation to those in discord
and peace to those in stress.
AllHear us, good Lord.


Help and comfort the lonely, the bereaved and the oppressed.
AllLord, have mercy.

Keep in safety those who travel, and all who are in danger.
AllLord, have mercy.

Heal the sick in body and mind,
and provide for the homeless, the hungry and the destitute.
AllLord, have mercy.

Show your pity on prisoners and refugees,
and all who are in trouble.
AllLord, have mercy.

Forgive our enemies, persecutors and slanderers,
and turn their hearts.
AllLord, have mercy.

Hear us as we remember
those who have died in the peace of Christ,
both those who have confessed the faith
and those whose faith is known to you alone,
and grant us with them a share in your eternal kingdom.
AllLord, have mercy.


Give us true repentance;
forgive us our sins of negligence and ignorance
and our deliberate sins;
and grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit
to amend our lives according to your holy word.
AllHoly God,
holy and strong,
holy and immortal,

have mercy upon us.

When the Litany is said instead of the Prayers at Morning or Evening Prayer, the Collect of the Day, the Lord's Prayer and the Grace are added here.