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Litany for Liberty

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

INTRODUCTION

Christ the Lord has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Let us turn to him in humble but fervent petition,
seeking the grace to root out from our hearts all trace of darkness,
and all that holds us back
from walking in the full freedom of the children of God.
As Christ is our great model for that inner freedom,
which enables us to do the right,
let us turn to him with confidence
that we, too, may follow him to the fullness of spiritual freedom.

Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy; Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, victor over sin and death… Free our hearts.
Jesus, source of light and hope… Free our hearts.
Jesus, fullness of truth and mystery… Free our hearts.
Jesus, teacher of seeking hearts… Free our hearts.
Jesus, healer of body and soul… Free our hearts.
Jesus, bringer of mercy and justice… Free our hearts.
Jesus, who humble the heart and mind… Free our hearts.
Jesus, release of captives… Free our hearts.
Jesus, voice against violence… Free our hearts.
Jesus, courage for the lowly/downtrodden… Free our hearts.
Jesus, origin of all authority and power… Free our hearts.
Jesus, true lawgiver… Free our hearts.
Jesus, unity of order and passion… Free our hearts.
Jesus, freedom of the Spirit… Free our hearts.
Jesus, obedient Son of the Father… Free our hearts.
For the freedom to love… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to believe… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to hope… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to worship… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to serve in charity… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to care for the suffering… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to comfort the sick… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to feed the hungry… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to shelter the homeless… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to proclaim the Gospel… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to walk in chastity… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to live in peace… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to work in good conscience… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to stand in solidarity… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to seek justice… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to reject sin… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to reject coercion… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to reject falsehood… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to reject evil temptations… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to reject injustice… Give us your grace.

CLOSING PRAYER

O God, who gave one origin to all peoples
and willed to gather from them one family for yourself,
fill all hearts, we pray, with the fire of your love
and kindle in them a desire
for the just advancement of their neighbor,
that, through the good things which you richly bestow upon all,
each human person may be brought to perfection,
every division may be removed,
and equity and justice may be established in human society.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
Amen.

1 posted on 01/14/2013 9:41:38 AM PST by Mad Dawg
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Gang: I’m praying this daily at least through Ash Wednesday


2 posted on 01/14/2013 9:43:07 AM PST by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: Mad Dawg

Thank you!!


4 posted on 01/14/2013 11:11:48 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Mad Dawg

“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”

“Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart.”


5 posted on 01/14/2013 11:12:19 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Mad Dawg

Thanks...will do the best I can.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 11:42:33 AM PST by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Mad Dawg

Sure, good idea. Even if the country does remain enslaved and more, all according to God’s will and His purpose, we will still be free.


8 posted on 01/14/2013 2:49:35 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Mad Dawg

Sure, good idea. Even if the country does remain enslaved and more, all according to God’s will and His purpose, we will still be free.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 2:49:47 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Mad Dawg

I have added a prayer for the protection of the Church in America to our prayer at meals, since earlier this year.

Lord Jesus, have mercy on America and protect the Christians in it, and especially protect Thy Catholic Church and our religious freedom (the actual words vary, — we don’t say a set prayer at meals and include daily concerns as they come).

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 5:40:33 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Mad Dawg

Amen


14 posted on 01/15/2013 3:22:32 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Mad Dawg
Yes, excellent idea! (Pray always.) Myself, I've been taking Mother Teresa's and Fr. John A. Hardon's advice on how to end abortion. http://adorationrocks.posterous.com/166971716
15 posted on 01/15/2013 6:42:13 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Mad Dawg

This and the Prayer for Freedom. YES!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, MD

(Am also in the process of renewing my total consecration, so this all fits together.)


19 posted on 01/16/2013 5:35:42 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Mad Dawg

“Well, that didn’t work out so well, maybe.”

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IMHO...I think it IS “working out.” I firmly believe that God allowed this election result because more people could be awakened to what is really evil in this way. Thus, many more people will be inclined to repent and FINALLY understand that God’s ways are far better than our own ways. It is the very MERCY and wisdom of the Father that allows it.


22 posted on 01/16/2013 6:06:35 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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Friends,

It is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Our nation swims in the blood of innocents.

Cry out to God for mercy.


32 posted on 01/22/2013 7:07:20 AM PST by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY
 
O my Jesus, You said, "verily I say to you, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it to you."  Behold, in your name I humbly ask our Heavenly Father to protect every man, woman, and child in our great nation from those who want to delete your name from our society, i.e. on our money, in our courts, and in our schools.  Protect us from plans of destruction from which our enemies have plotted. 
 
You, Heavenly Father, are the real foundation of our nation.  I thank you for making me a citizen of this land of freedom and unlimited opportunity...which are the results of its Christian base. 
 
Please surround and protect us, and our military with Your love and mercy...in Jesus' name. 
Amen

45 posted on 02/05/2013 7:26:46 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mad Dawg

In case you are not already aware, I wanted to alert you and others interested, to this organization’s effort to give 1 million Rosaries for the unborn on May 3-5, 2013:

http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org/


58 posted on 04/17/2013 7:32:35 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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