Litany of the Angels

November 24, 1996
Brother John Raymond

	I was having some trouble writing this prayer article. But
 fortunately Maria came to my rescue. Your probably thinking I mean
 the Blessed Mother. Well, she always helps me but I am talking about
 someone else. You see, I received an e-mail from Maria. I'll share
 part of it with you.

"Dear Monks,

	"My name is Maria. I recently wrote to one of your monks, but
 finally I got my e-mail to work, so this is a lot faster. Praise God
 for technology! (I couldn't agree more)
	"I belong to a young adult prayer group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
 The name of our group is Totus Tuus. We gather every week at the
 Carmelite convent in the area to learn Catechism, Praise and
 Worship, pray for each other, pray the Rosary and adore Him! This
 month we are having an all night vigil on the night of October 31st.
 That is why I write, we want to pray the Litany of the Holy Angels
 at midnight, but none of our members seems to find it! Can you
 believe it?! Well, you my dear monks are our hope next to St.
 Anthony so...if you have a copy of this most powerful Litany, can
 you e-mail it to me??

Thank you!!


	Well, Maria's group sounds great doesn't it? I hope more groups
 spring up like it. She made me realize I had never put in a prayer
 to the angels. So if you're looking for it too here it is.

Litany to the Angels

Lord have mercy.
	Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
	Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
	Lord have mercy.
Christ hear us.
	Christ graciously hear 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.

Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgins of virgins, pray for us.
Saint Michael, who was ever the defender of the people of God, pray
 for us.
St. Michael, who did drive from Heaven Lucifer and his rebel crew,
St. Michael, who did cast down to Hell the accuser of our brethren,
Saint Gabriel, who did expound to Daniel the heavenly vision,
St. Gabriel, who did foretell to Zachary the birth and ministry of
 John the Baptist,
St. Gabriel, who did announce to the Blessed Mary the Incarnation of
 the Divine Word,
Saint Raphael, who did lead Tobias safely through his journey to his
 home again,
St. Raphael, who did deliver Sara from the devil,
St. Raphael, who did restore sight to Tobias the elder,
All you holy Angels, who stand around the high and lofty throne of
Who cry to Him continually: Holy, Holy, Holy,
Who dispel the darkness of our minds and give us light,
Who are the messengers of heavenly things to men,
Who have been appointed by God to be our guardians,
Who always behold the Face of our Father Who is in Heaven,
Who rejoice over one sinner doing penance,
Who struck the Sodomites with blindness,
Who led Lot out of the midst of the ungodly,
Who ascended and descended on the ladder of Jacob,
Who delivered the Divine Law to Moses on Mount Sinai,
Who brought good tidings when Christ was born,
Who ministered to Him in the desert,
Who comforted Him in His agony,
Who sat in white garments at His sepulcher,
Who appeared to the disciples as He went up into Heaven,
Who shall go before Him bearing the standard of the Cross when He
 comes to judge,
Who shall gather together the elect at the End of the World,
Who shall separate the wicked from among the just,
Who offer to God the prayers of those who pray,
Who assist us at the hour of death,
Who carried Lazarus into Abraham's bosom,
Who conduct to Heaven the souls of the just,
Who perform signs and wonders by the power of God,
Who are sent to minister for those who shall receive the inheritance
 of salvation,
Who are set over kingdoms and provinces,
Who have often put to flight armies of enemies,
Who have often delivered God's servants from prison and other perils
 of this life,
Who have often consoled the holy martyrs in their torments,
Who cherish with particular care the bishops of the Church,
All you holy orders of blessed spirits,

From all dangers, deliver us, O Lord.
From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Lord.
From all heresy and schism, deliver...
From plague, famine and war,
From sudden and unexpected death,
From everlasting death,

We sinners
	Beseech You to hear us.

Through the holy Angels, we beseech You, hear us.
That You would spare us, we beseech You, hear us.
That You would pardon us, we beseech...
That You would govern and preserve Your Holy Church,
That You would protect our bishop and all ministers of the Church,
That You would grant peace and security to all country rulers,
That You would give and preserve the fruits of the earth,
That You would grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed,

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
	Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
	Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
	Have mercy on us.

Lord have mercy.
	Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.

Our Father...

Bless the Lord, all you Angels:
	You who are mighty in strength, who fulfill His commandments,
 listening to the voice of His words.
He has given His Angels charge over you,
	To keep you in all His ways.

Let Us Pray

	O God, Who does arrange the services of Angels and men in a
 wonderful order, mercifully grant that our life may be protected on
 earth by those who always do You service in Heaven, through Jesus
 Christ Your Son, Who with You and the Holy Spirit are one God, now
 and forever. Amen.
	O God, Who in Your unspeakable Providence send Your Angels to
 keep guard over us, grant us that we may be continually defended by
 their protection and may rejoice eternally in their company, through
 Jesus Christ Our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity
 of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

(Adapted and reprinted from "A Prayerbook of Favorite Litanies" with
 permission from Tan Books and Publishers, Inc.)