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Litany of Loreto • Prayers for Catholic Kids

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The Litany of Loreto was composed in the sixteenth century at the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto in Italy. The shrine is said to contain the house in which the Blessed Virgin lived, and is a major pilgrimage site.

This prayer is prayed antiphonally (the prayer leader says the first part, then all respond with the second part). The response is set in italics.

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 Spirit,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God.
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary     …pray for us.
Holy Mother of God     …pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins     …pray for us.
Mother of Christ     …pray for us.
Mother of the Church     …pray for us.
Mother of divine grace     …pray for us.
Mother most pure     …pray for us.
Mother most chaste     …pray for us.
Mother inviolate     …pray for us.
Mother undefiled     …pray for us.
Mother most amiable     …pray for us.
Mother most admirable     …pray for us.
Mother of good counsel     …pray for us.
Mother of our Creator     …pray for us.
Mother of our Savior     …pray for us.
Virgin most prudent     …pray for us.
Virgin most venerable     …pray for us.
Virgin most renowned     …pray for us.
Virgin most powerful     …pray for us.
Virgin most merciful     …pray for us.
Virgin most faithful     …pray for us.
Mirror of justice     …pray for us.
Seat of wisdom     …pray for us.
Cause of our joy     …pray for us.
Spiritual vessel     …pray for us.
Vessel of honor     …pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion     …pray for us.
Mystical rose     …pray for us.
Tower of David     …pray for us.
Tower of ivory     …pray for us.
House of gold,     …pray for us.
Ark of the covenant     …pray for us.
Gate of heaven     …pray for us.
Morning star     …pray for us.
Health of the sick     …pray for us.
Refuge of sinners     …pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted     …pray for us.
Help of Christians     …pray for us.
Queen of angels     …pray for us.
Queen of patriarchs     …pray for us.
Queen of prophets     …pray for us.
Queen of apostles     …pray for us.
Queen of martyrs     …pray for us.
Queen of confessors     …pray for us.
Queen of virgins     …pray for us.
Queen of all saints     …pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin     …pray for us.
Queen assumed into heaven     …pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary     …pray for us.
Queen of families     …pray for us.
Queen of peace     …pray for us.

Lamb of God, you take away sins of the world;
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, your take away the sins of the world;
Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Grant, we beg you, O Lord God,
that we your servants
may enjoy lasting health of mind and body,
and by the glorious intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
be delivered from present sorrow
and enter into the joy of eternal happiness.
Through Christ our Lord.



You can get a printable version of this prayer in The Catholic Family Book of Prayers.


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