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Catholic Prayer: Litany of St. Sebastian

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This litany taken, with permission, from Orate, devotional book at the Motherhouse of the School Sisters de Notre Dame. Concluding prayer from the Missal, Jan. 20.

Prayer:

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, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us. Saint Sebastian, Pray for us. Invincible Martyr, Pray for us. Knight, noble by birth and fame, Pray for us. Glorious warrior and martyr of Christ, Pray for us. Patron and mirror of Christian soldiers, Pray for us. Despiser of the world, Pray for us. Conqueror of Satan, Pray for us. Comfort of the dying, Pray for us. Consoler of the afflicted, Pray for us. Announcer of the word of God, Pray for us. Protector and Patron of countries and cities, Pray for us. Saint Sebastian, perfect in virtue and wisdom, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, lover of God and men, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, might in word and work, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, who didst strengthen the Christians in torments and death, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, who didst fortify those wavering in their faith, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, who didst encourage the doubting to persevere to the end, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, who, in flamed with love of God, didst despise the pains inflicted by the tyrant, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, surrounded by celestial light, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, instructed by the holy Angels, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, giving speech to the dumb, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, who for defending the truth wast wounded by arrows, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, who wast put to death with clubs, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, who wast crowned with eternal glory, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, great intercessor for us with God, Pray for us. St. Sebastian, endowed with power from God to avert pestilence and all contagious diseases, Pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord! Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Graciously hear us, O Lord! Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us, O Lord! Christ, hear us! Christ, graciously hear us!

Let us pray. Mercifully look on our weakness, O almighty God; since the weight of our own evil deeds bears us down, may the glorious intercession of Thy blessed martyr Sebastian be our protection Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one 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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