Send off January the Right Way: Litany to the Holy Name

Send off January the Right Way: Litany to the Holy Name

January 31, 2020 0 By BLACKCATHOLIC

As we end this month off let us remember that each month is dedicated to a Catholic devotion attached to it for the faithful to concentrate on as the days pass by. January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. Here is a link to the dedications of all the other months. Consider taking on the task of keeping these monthly devotions in mind throughout the whole year so you can add a little more variety and depth to your own spiritual life and practice. Below I have provided the Litany to the Holy Name of Jesus prayer. Just as this other link says:

“The litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus received the Church’s approval for private use by Pope Sixtus V in 1585, and public recitation by Pope Leo XIII in 1886. (It is one of only six litanies approved for public use.) The Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus on January 3rd.”

I will pray this litany today especially for you all today, so join me in it for your own intentions. Here is the litany.

Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ, have mercy on us. 
Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us. 
Jesus, graciously hear us. 
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us (after each line) 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, 
God the Holy Ghost, 
Holy Trinity, one God, 
Jesus, Son of the living God, 
Jesus, splendor of the Father, 
Jesus, brightness of eternal light, 
Jesus, King of glory, 
Jesus, sun of justice, 
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, 
Jesus, most amiable, 
Jesus, most admirable, 
Jesus, the mighty God, 
Jesus, father of the world to come, 
Jesus, Angel of great counsel, 
Jesus, most powerful, 
Jesus, most patient, 
Jesus, most obedient, 
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, 
Jesus, lover of chastity, 
Jesus, lover of us, 
Jesus, God of peace, 
Jesus, author of life, 
Jesus, example of virtues, 
Jesus, zealous lover of souls, 
Jesus, our God, 
Jesus, our refuge, 
Jesus, father of the poor, 
Jesus, treasure of the faithful, 
Jesus, good Shepherd, 
Jesus, true light, 
Jesus, eternal wisdom, 
Jesus, infinite goodness, 
Jesus, our way and our life, 
Jesus, joy of Angels, 
Jesus, King of Patriarchs, 
Jesus, Master of the Apostles, 
Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists, 
Jesus, strength of Martyrs, 
Jesus, light of Confessors, 
Jesus, purity of Virgins, 
Jesus, crown of all Saints, 
Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus. 
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus. 
From all evil, deliver us, O Jesus. (after each line) 
From all sin, 
From Thy wrath, 
From the snares of the devil, 
From the spirit of fornication, 
From everlasting death, 
From the neglect of Thine inspirations, 
By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, 
By Thy Nativity, 
By Thine Infancy, 
By Thy most divine Life, 
By Thy labors, 
By Thine agony and Passion, 
By Thy Cross and dereliction, 
By Thy sufferings, 
By Thy Resurrection, 
By Thine Ascension, 
By Thine institution of the most Holy Eucharist, 
By Thy joys, 
By Thy glory, 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Spare us, O Jesus. 
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, 
Have mercy on us, O Jesus. 
Jesus, hear us. 
Jesus, graciously hear us. 

Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who hast said: Ask and ye shall receive, seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you; mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the gift of Thy divine charity, that we may ever love Thee with our whole heart and with all our words and deeds, and may never cease from praising Thee.

Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy Name, for Thou never failest to help and govern those whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast fear and love; who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.

Cover image presumably in Public Domain.

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