LITANY OF THE CHILDHOOD JESUS

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 Spirit,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
sent to earth from Heaven,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
born of Mary in Bethlehem,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
wrapped in swaddling clothes,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
placed in the crib,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
praised by the angels,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
adored by the shepherds,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
proclaimed as Saviour through Thy adorable Name,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
announced by the star,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
worshipped by the Magi with symbolic gifts,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
presented in the Temple by the Virgin,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
embraced by the aged Simeon,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
revealed in the Temple by the prophetess Anna,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
persecuted by King Herod,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
fleeing into the exile of Egypt,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
crowning with martyrdom the infants of Bethlehem,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
rejoicing the heart of Mary with Thy first words,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
learning to take Thy first steps in exile,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
returning from Egypt to be reared in Nazareth,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
loved by all as a shining example of obedience,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
brought to the Temple at the age of twelve,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
lost by Mary and Joseph on their return home,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
sought for three days with great sorrow,
Have mercy on us.

O Divine Infant Jesus,
found with great delight,
Have mercy on us.

Be merciful, O Jesus.
Be merciful, hear us, O Jesus.

From all evil,
deliver us, O Jesus.

From all sin,
deliver us, O Jesus.

From misconduct in the Church,
deliver us, O Jesus.

From quarrels and anger,
deliver us, O Jesus.

From lies and thievery,
deliver us, O Jesus.

From evil talk and bad example,
deliver us, O Jesus.

From bad habits,
deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Incarnation,
deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy birth,
deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy most bitter poverty,
deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy persecution and sufferings,
deliver us, O Jesus.

Through the intercession of Thy most holy Mother,
deliver us, O Jesus.

Through the intercession of Thy holy foster father,
deliver us, O Jesus.

Through the intercession of the Holy Innocents,
deliver us, O Jesus.

Through the intercession of all the angels and saints,
deliver us, O Jesus.

We, Thy sinful children,
beseech Thee to hear us,

Hear our prayer for the salvation of the unfortunate heathen,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

With pity,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wouldst look kindly upon our small gifts,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wouldst number the men of God among Thy saints,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wouldst richly bless their apostolic works,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That all the world may kneel before Thee,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may be zealous to convert all unbelievers,
in the Name of Thy Holy Childhood,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may keep our baptismal vows faithfully,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may rejoice to be children of Thy Father in Heaven,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may ever honor and love our Father in Heaven,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may pray as Christian children, freely and devoutly,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may willingly obey Thy commandments,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may inscribe in our hearts the Fourth Commandment:
“Honor thy father and thy mother,”
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may grow in wisdom and virtue as we grow in years,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wilt keep us innocent,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wilt deliver us from temptation,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wilt instill in us great love
and devotion for Thy Mother, Mary,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may never make an unworthy Confession,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That we may receive Holy Communion with sincerity,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wilt grant our parents a long life,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wilt grant them Thy best gifts,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wilt enlighten our pastors and give them strength,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wilt repay our benefactors with eternal gifts,
we beseech Thee to hear us.

That Thou wilt have mercy upon the poor souls in Purgatory,
we beseech Thee to hear 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,
Hear our prayer, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.

Say the “Our Father…”

Let Us Pray

We pray to Thee, heavenly Father,
Who for the Infant Jesus’ sake
adopted us as Thy children
and as heirs of Heaven,
look kindly upon children not of the Faith
and let them participate in our unearned
and priceless fortune.
We ask this through the Infant Jesus Christ,
Thy Son Our Lord,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.

Amen.

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