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Catholic Prayer: Litany of Christ the King

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This litany in honor of Christ the King composed by Fr. Musser is intended for private devotion and recitation only.

Prayer:

Antiphon: The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honor: to Him be glory, and empire for ever and ever.

V. He shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.

R. All kings shall adore Him, all nations shall serve Him.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ the King, hear us.

Christ the King, graciously hear us.

Who didst receive crowns and tribute from the Magi,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who rulest by love the Holy Family of Nazareth,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who, as King, served Thy people in the example of filial obedience,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who drawest to Thy realm the fishermen to be fishers of men,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Whose Kingdom is not of the spirit of this world,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who art King not of the Jews alone but of all creation,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who wast mocked in false purple by the little rulers,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who wast crowned with piercing thorns,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who wast nailed to Thy throne on Golgotha,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who didst ransom Thy people by the royal Sacrifice of Calvary,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who didst purchase Thy Kingdom with the Blood of the Atonement,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who in Thy Resurrection wert the First-born from the dead,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who in Thy glorified body art risen triumphant,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Who art throned and crowned at the right hand of Thy Father,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

In Whom are all created things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Beneath Whom are all thrones and dominations,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Beneath Whom are all principalities and powers,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

By Whom all things consist,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

To Whom all the nations of the earth are subject,

May all nations serve Thee, O Lord.

Through Whom all things are reconciled unto Thy Father,

V. His power shall be an everlasting power,

R. And His Kingdom a kingdom that shall not be destroyed.

That the peoples of this world may know themselves subject to Thee,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That they may put off their vainglory,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That they may dispel the evils laicism has brought upon society,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That they may hearken to Thy fiat,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That they may bow their heads before Thee,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That they may know Thy reign is eternal,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That they may submit to Thy just and gentle rule,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That they may recognize Thy Vicar on earth,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That they may freely accept his rule for Thy sake,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That they may know that Thy Church, being Thee Thyself, cannot die as nations die,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That the Gentiles may be restored to mercy,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That to Christ the King all things may be restored,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

That in the Prince of Peace true peace may by all be found,

We Beseech Thee, hear us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:

Spare us, O Christ our King.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:

Hear us, O Christ our King.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:

Have mercy on us.

V. His power shall be an everlasting power, which shall not be taken away:

R. And His Kingdom that shall not decay. Alleluia.

Let us pray. Almighty, everlasting God, Who in Thy beloved Son, King of the whole world, hast willed to restore all things anew: grant in Thy mercy that all the families of nations, rent asunder by the wound of sin, may be subjected to His most gentle rule. Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end,

R. Amen.

Prayer Source: Kyrie Eleison — Two Hundred Litanies by Benjamin Francis Musser O.F.M., The Magnificat Press, 1944
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