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Litany for the Dying
 
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 this soul.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on this soul.
God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on this soul.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on this soul.
Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on him (her).
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on him (her).
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, have mercy on him (her).
Merciful Jesus, have mercy on him (her).

Holy Mary, pray for him(her).                                               

Holy Mother of God, pray for him(her).                                            
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for him(her).                               
Mother of Christ, pray for him(her).                         

Mother of divine grace, pray for him(her).
Sorrowful Mother, pray for him(her).
Refuge of Sinners, pray for him(her).
Comforter of the Afflicted, pray for him(her).
Help of Christians, pray for him(her).
Gate of Heaven, pray for him(her).
Queen of all Angels and Saints, pray for him(her).
St. Michael, pray for him(her).
St. Gabriel, pray for him(her).
St. Raphael, pray for him(her).
All ye holy Angels and Archangels, pray for him(her).
All ye choirs of blessed spirits, pray for him(her).
St. Joachim, pray for him(her).
St. Joseph, pray for him(her).
St. John the Baptist, pray for him(her).
All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets, pray for him(her).
St. Peter, pray for him(her).
St. Paul, pray for him(her).
St. John the Evangelist, pray for him(her).
All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists, pray for him(her).
All ye holy Disciples of the Lord, pray for him(her).
All ye holy Innocents, pray for him(her).
St. Stephen,  pray for him(her).
St. Lawrence, pray for him(her).
St. Vincent,  pray for him(her).

All ye holy Martyrs, pray for him(her).
St. Sylvester,  pray for him(her).
St. Gregory,  pray for him(her).

St. Augustine,  pray for him(her).
All ye holy Bishops and Confessors, pray for him(her).
St. Benedict, pray for him(her).
St. Francis, pray for him(her).
St. Anthony, pray for him(her).
All ye holy Virgins and Widows, pray for him(her).
All ye saints and chosen ones of God, pray for him(her).

Be merciful unto him (her), spare him (her), O Lord.
Be merciful unto him (her), hear him (her), O Lord.
 
From Thy wrath, O Lord, deliver him (her).
From well deserved punishments, O Lord, deliver him (her).
From all fears and temptations, O Lord, deliver him (her).
From all impatience and dejection, O Lord, deliver him (her).
From all diffidence and despair, O Lord, deliver him (her).
From all sin, O Lord, deliver him (her).
From excessive dread of death, O Lord, deliver him (her).
From all the enemies of his (her) salvation, O Lord, deliver him (her).
By Thy Incarnation and Birth, so full of graces, O Lord, deliver him (her).
By Thy holy life, O Lord, deliver him (her).
By Thy bitter Passion, O Lord, deliver him (her).
By Thy cruel Death, O Lord, deliver him (her).
By Thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension, O Lord, deliver him (her).
By Thy second advent, when Thou shalt come in majesty to judge mankind, O Lord, deliver him (her).
 
We, poor sinners, We beseech Thee, hear us!
That Thou have mercy on him (her), We beseech Thee, hear us!
That Thou wouldst lovingly assist him (her), We beseech Thee, hear us!
That Thou wouldst confirm him (her) in faith, We beseech Thee, hear us!
That Thou wouldst strengthen him (her) in hope, We beseech Thee, hear us!
That Thou wouldst inflame him (her) in love, We beseech Thee, hear us!
That Thou wouldst grant him (her) a blessed death, We beseech Thee, hear us!
That Thou wouldst remit to him (her) the punishment of purgatory, We beseech Thee, hear us!
That Thou wouldst receive him (her) without delay into heaven, We beseech Thee, hear us!
 
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
 
Let us pray.
 
     O Good and merciful God, hear the humble prayer which, with filial confidence, we present to Thee on behalf of this poor soul.  Have pity on him (her)!  Behold his (her) great need!  Hear his (her) sighs!  Behold his (her) pains and grievous death-agony!  Behold the danger to his (her) eternal salvation!  By the inexhaustible merits of Jesus-Christ, by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin and of all the saints, have pity on this Thy creature.  Deliver him (her) in this his (her) dire necessity.  Purify him (her) from every stain; strengthen him (her) with Thy grace; and permit him (her) to appear before Thy holy face in company with all Thy angels.  Allow him (her) to take possession of the kingdom Thou hast prepared for Thy elect from the beginning of the world.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.