LITANY OF OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP
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 Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one GOD, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of GOD, pray for us.
Holy Virgin, conceived without sin, pray for us.
Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.
We sinners call to thee*,
* O Mary, ever help us.
That we may love GOD with our whole hearts. *
That we may be comfortable in all things to thy Divine Son, *
That we may have a tender and; heartfelt devotion to thee,
most holy Virgin. *
That we may hate with all our strength sin; the only evil, *
That we may frequently remember our last end, *
That we may often and; worthily receive the Most Holy Sacrament, *
That we may avoid with all our strength proximate occasions of sin, *
That we may not neglect prayer a single day of our lives, *
That we may have recourse to prayer in the hour of temptation, *
That we may generously forgive our enemies, and; wish well to all men, *
That we may not defer our conversion from day to day, *
That we may zealously labor to overcome our bad habits. *
That we may live and; die in the grace of GOD, *
In all concerns of soul and; body, In sickness and; pain, *
In struggles against the inclinations of corrupt nature. *
In assaults of evil spirits, *
In temptations against the holy virtue of purity, *
In all danger of sinning, *
When we have reached the end of our earthly course. *
When lying on our death-bed, and; the thought of our approaching dissolution shall fill us with fear and; horror. *
When in the hour of final separation from all, evil spirits shall try to drive us to despair. *
When the priest of the Lord shall give us the last absolution and; blessing,*
When our relatives and; friends surround our bed, weeping and; praying for us, *
When our eyes grow dim and; our hearts cease to beat, *
When we breathe forth our spirit into the hands of our Creator, *
When our poor soul appears before our Divine Judge, *
When the terrible judgement is about to be passed, *
When suffering in the flames of purgatory, and; longing for the vision of GOD. *
Lamb of GOD, Who takes away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of GOD, Who takes away the sins of the world: Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of GOD, Who takes away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of GOD.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. *
LET US PRAY:
O GOD, Who hast willed that the Mother of Thy only-begotten Son should be the perpetual help of Christians on earth, grant us the grace to call on her with confidence in all our necessities of soul and body, so that, saved through her protection and assistance, we may be brought to the everlasting vision of Thy Glory in heaven: through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. AMEN.
PRAYER FOR OURSELVES
O Mother of Perpetual Help, with the greatest confidence I come before thy Sacred Picture in order to invoke thine aid. Thou hast seen the Wounds which JESUS hast been pleased to receive for our sake; thou hast seen the Blood of thy Son flowing for our salvation; thou knowest how much thy Son desires to apply to us the fruits of His Redemption. Behold, I cast myself at thy feet, and; pray thee to obtain for my soul the grace I stand so much in need of. O Mary most loving of all mothers, obtain for me from the heart of JESUS, the grace
( Here mention your petition)
O Mother of Perpetual Help, thou desirest our salvation far more than we ourselves; thy Son has given thee to us for our Mother, thou hast thyself chosen to be called Mother of Perpetual Help. Show then that thou art really my Mother, show that thou art justly called Mother of Perpetual Help. I trust not in my merits, but in thy powerful intercession; I trust in thy goodness, I trust in thy motherly love. Mother of Perpetual Help, for the love thou bearest of JESUS thy Son and; my Redeemer, for the love of thy great servant Alphonsus, for the love of my soul, obtain for me the grace I ask from thee.