Litany of the Resurrection

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.

 

Response to the following invocations: Alleluja!

1. Risen Lord, handed over to death for our sins, and raised up for our justification (Rom 14:9). – Alleluja!

2.Risen Lord, who died and came to life again that you might be Lord of both the living and the dead (Rom 14:9). – Alleluja!

3.Risen Lord, established as Son of God in power by the Resur­rection from the dead (Rom 1:4). – Alleluja!

4. Risen Lord, fulfillment of prophecy and foundation of our faith (Acts 3:11f; 1 Cor 15). – Alleluja!

5. Risen Lord, stone rejected by the builders which has become the cornerstone (Acts 4:11). – Alleluja!

6. Risen Lord, in whom all things are made new and we become a new creation (Rev 21:5; 2 Cor 5:17). – Alleluja!

7. Risen Lord, first fruits of the dead and promise of our resur­rection (1 Cor 15:21). – Alleluja!

8. Risen Lord, in whom it pleased God to make all fullness reside  (Col 1:19). – Alleluja!

 

The response to the following invocations is: Grant us your peace!

9. Risen Lord, who entered heaven to appear now before the Father on our behalf (Heb 9:24; Rom 8:34). – Grant us your peace!

10. Risen Lord, in whom God has reconciled us to himself, granting us repentance, and the forgiveness of our sins (2 Cor 5:18ff). – Grant us your peace!

11. Risen Lord, through whom we have access to the Father in one Spirit (Eph 2:18). – Grant us your peace!

12. Risen Lord, receiving from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:33). – Grant us your peace!

13. Risen Lord, who will come again in power to judge the living and the dead (Acts 10:42). – Grant us your peace!

14. Risen Lord, cause and exemplar of our resurrection (1 Cor 15). – Grant us your peace!

15. Risen Lord, with power to raise to eternal life all who believe in you (Jn 11:25). – Grant us your peace!

16. Risen Lord, the Way, the Truth, and the Life for all who believe in you (Jn 14:6). – Grant us your peace!

The response to the following invocations is: Raise us to new life!

17. Risen Lord, who in your love for the penitent sinners appeared first to Mary Magdalene (Jn 20:11ff). – Raise us to new life!

18. Risen Lord, who in your love for all men and women sent the apostles to preach the Gospel to the whole world (Mt 28:18f). – Raise us to new life!

19. Risen Lord, in whom we become true children of God and heirs of heaven (Rom 8:14f). – Raise us to new life!

20. Risen Lord, present and active among us in your body the Church (Eph 4). – Raise us to new life!

21. Risen Lord, calling us by your resurrection to rise from the death to sin (1 Pt 1:3f; Rom 5:6f). – Raise us to new life!

22. Risen Lord, in whom we are established in liberty as children of God (Gal 5:13). – Raise us to new life!

23. Risen Lord, in whom we become a dwelling place for God in the Spirit (Eph 2:22). – Raise us to new life!

24. Risen Lord, in whom we experience genuine community with all who are members of one body (Rom 12:5). – Raise us to new life!

The response to the following invocations is: Send us your Spirit!

25. Risen Lord, opening our minds to understand all the words spoken about you in the Scripture (Lk 24:25). – Send us your Spirit!

26. Risen Lord, revealing yourself to your disciples in the breaking of the bread, and to us in Holy Eucharist (Lk 24:30f). – Send us your Spirit!

27. Risen Lord, you invite us to relive your Paschal Mystery each time we celebrate the Eucharist (1 Cor 11). – Send us your Spirit!

28. Risen Lord, in whom we are transformed, to share the life and the glory of heaven (2 Cor 3:18). – Send us your Spirit!

29. Risen Lord, in and with you we experience victory over the death of fear and anxiety that is involved in each new growth experience of our lives (2 Cor 2:14). – Send us your Spirit!

30. Risen Lord, whose victory over death offers encouragement to all who suffer for justice’s sake (1 Pt 3). – Send us your Spirit!

31. Risen Lord, in whom we find the surest means for the resurrection of society (1 Cor 15:16f). – Send us your Spirit!

32. Risen Lord, in whom we are already raised up to live now no longer for ourselves but for God (Gal 2:20). – Send us your Spirit!

 

Lamb of God, you take away the 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, you take away the sins of the world! Have mercy on us!

V. Lord, by your cross and resurrection you have set us free.

R. You are the Savior of the world!

 

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, in raising up your Son Jesus Christ from the grave, you have raised up the hopes of this fallen world. In spite of the many problems in our world today, in spite of our own serious problems, your power will finally triumph. We rejoice in the grace of Christ’s Resurrection, and thank you for this wonderful gift. May it transform our lives, and bring us to eternal life. Amen.

Text by Fr. Francis Grzechowiak, C.R.

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