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Catholic Prayer: Litany of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles

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This litany is approved for private devotion, and is among those recommended in 1851 by the archbishops of New York and Westminster.

Prayer:

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. 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, Mother of God, Pray for us. Queen conceived without original sin, Pray for us. Queen of Apostles, Pray for us. Saint Peter, Pray for us. Prince of the Apostles, Pray for us. St. Peter, to whom were given the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, Pray for us. St. Peter, so ardent for the glory of Christ, Pray for us. St. Peter, whose heart was pierced with one look from Jesus, Pray for us. St. Peter, who ceased not to grieve for having denied the Son of God, Pray for us. St. Peter, whose cheeks were furrowed by a stream of tears which flowed to the end of thy life, Pray for us. St. Peter, who cried out: Lord, thou knowest that I love Thee! Pray for us. St. Peter, bound in chains for Christ, Pray for us. St. Peter, delivered from prison by an angel, Pray for us. st. Peter, who rejoiced to suffer for Christ, Pray for us. St. Peter, whose very shadow healed the sick, Pray for us. St. Peter, whose voice even the dead obeyed, Pray for us. St. Peter, that we may have a constant and mutual charity among ourselves, Pray for us. That we may taste and see more and more, how sweet is the Lord, Pray for us. That we may be zealous in loyalty to thy successor, the present Vicar of Christ, Pray for us. That we may help, at least by prayer,to restore to the unity of thy Holy See the scattered sheep, Pray for us. That we may be prudent, and watch in prayer, Pray for us. That we may die the death of the just, Pray for us.

V. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, R. And His wonderful works to the children of men. V. Pray for us, Saint Peter the rock: R. That we may be worthy of the Vicar of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, Who, upon blessed Peter, Thine Apostle, didst bestow the pontifical power of binding and loosing, and didst give to him the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven: grant that his intercession may ensure our deliverance from the bondage of sin. Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever 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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