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Catholic Prayer: Litany of the Immaculate Conception

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This fervid litany was written some years before the dogmatic definite declaration of the Immaculate Conception, and was included in the Sadlier Golden Manual of 1851.

Prayer:

God the Father, Source of all sanctity, Have mercy on us. God the Son, uncreated Sanctity, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Ghost, Spirit of Sanctity, Have mercy on us. Most sacred Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, immaculate, Pray for us. Virgin of virgins, immaculate, Pray for us. Holy Virgin, by predestination immaculate, Pray for us. Holy Virgin, in thy conception immaculate, Pray for us. Holy Virgin, after thy conception immaculate, Pray for us. Daughter of the Father, immaculate, Pray for us. Mother of the Son, immaculate, Pray for us. Spouse of the Holy Ghost, immaculate, Pray for us. Seat of the most Holy Trinity, immaculate, Pray for us. Image of the Wisdom of God, immaculate, Pray for us. Dawn of the Sun of justice, immaculate, Pray for us. Living ark of the body of Christ, immaculate, Pray for us. Daughter of David, immaculate, Pray for us. Guide to Jesus, immaculate, Pray for us. Virgin, triumphing over original sin, immaculate, Pray for us. Virgin, crushing the head of the serpent, immaculate, Pray for us. Queen of heaven and earth, immaculate, Pray for us. Gate of the heavenly Jerusalem, immaculate, Pray for us. Dispenser of graces, immaculate, Pray for us. Spouse of Saint Joseph, immaculate, Pray for us. Star of the world, immaculate, Pray for us. Impregnable tower of the Church Militant, immaculate, Pray for us. Rose amid thorns, immaculate, Pray for us. Olive of the fields, immaculate, Pray for us. Model of all perfection, immaculate, Pray for us. Cause of our hope, immaculate, Pray for us. Pillar of our faith, immaculate, Pray for us. Source of Divine Love, immaculate, Pray for us. Sure sign of our salvation, immaculate, Pray for us. Rule of perfect obedience, immaculate, Pray for us. Pattern of holy poverty, immaculate, Pray for us. School of devotion, immaculate, Pray for us. Abode of chaste modesty, immaculate, Pray for us. Anchor of our salvation, immaculate, Pray for us. Light of Angels, immaculate, Pray for us. Crown of Patriarchs, immaculate, Pray for us. Glory of Prophets, immaculate, Pray for us. Lady and Mistress of Apostles, immaculate, Pray for us. Support of Martyrs, immaculate, Pray for us. Strength of Confessors, immaculate, Pray for us. Diadem of Virgins, immaculate, Pray for us. Splendor of all Saints, immaculate, Pray for us. Sanctity of all Christians, immaculate, Pray for us. Companion of devout souls, immaculate, Pray for us. Joy of those who hope in thee, immaculate, Pray for us. Health of the sick, immaculate, Pray for us. Advocate of sinners, immaculate, Pray for us. Terror of heretics, immaculate, Pray for us. Protectress of all mankind, immaculate, Pray for us. Patroness of those who honor thee, immaculate, 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.

V. In thy Conception, O Virgin Mary, thou wast immaculate. R. Pray for us to the Father, Whose Son Jesus, conceived of the Holy Ghost, thou didst bring forth.

Let us pray, O Almighty and Eternal God, Who didst prepare for Thy Son a worthy habitation, by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: we beseech Thee that, as Thou didst preserve her from every stain of sin, through the merits of the pre-ordained atonement of Jesus Christ, so Thou wouldst grant that we also may come without spot to Thee. Through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

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