Litany of the Saints for the First of Each Month


Litany of the Saints


The names of the Saints included in the following Litany reflect invocations in the original Litany for solemn occasions. It has been expanded in this section by the addition of names  [within brackets] from litanies in various rites, as well as of various Old Testament saints, all the apostles, missionaries to various countries, founders of religious orders, saints in the general calendar, doctors of the church, etc.

Petitions to God



Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

God our Father in 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

Petitions to the Saints



Holy Mary, pray for us.
Mother of God, pray for us.
Most honored of all virgins, pray for us.

St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael, pray for us.
All the Holy Angels of God, pray for us.

Prophets and Fathers of our Faith



Abraham, Moses and Elijah, pray for us.
[Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, pray for us.
Aaron and Joshua, pray for us.
Samuel and David , pray for us.
Isaiah and Jeremiah, pray for us.
Ezekiel and Daniel, pray for us.
Three Holy Children, pray for us.
Hosea, Joel and Amos , pray for us.
Obadiah, Jonah and Micah, pray for us.
Nahum, Habakuk and Zephaniah, pray for us.
Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi], pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
All the Holy patriarchs and prophets, pray for us.

Apostles and Followers of Christ



St. Peter and St. Paul, pray for us.
St. Andrew, pray for us.
St. John and St. James, pray for us.
St. Thomas, pray for us.
[St. Philip and St. James, pray for us.
St. Bartholomew], pray for us.
St. Matthew, pray for us.
[St. Simon and St. Jude, pray for us.
St. Matthias], pray for us.
All the holy apostles, pray for us.

St. Luke, pray for us.
St. Mark, pray for us.
St. Barnabas, pray for us.
[St. Lazarus, pray for us.
St. Joseph and St. Nicodemus,pray for us.
St. Simon and St. Cleopas, pray for us.
St. Ananias], pray for us.
St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us.
[St. Mary and St. Martha, pray for us.
St. Mary Cleopas and St. Salome], pray for us.
All the holy disciples of the Lord, pray for us.

Martyrs



St. Stephen, pray for us.
[Holy First Martyrs of Rome], pray for us.
St. Ignatius (of Antioch), pray for us.
St. Polycarp, pray for us.
[St. Hippolytus, pray for us.
St. Cosmas and St. Damian], pray for us.
St. Justin [and St. Appolonius], pray for us.
St. Lawrence, pray for us.
[St. Tarcisius], pray for us.
St. Cyprian, pray for us.
[St. Sebastian and St. Fabian], pray for us.
St. Boniface, pray for us.
[St. Stanislaus], pray for us.
St. Thomas (Becket), pray for us.
St. John (Fisher) and St. Thomas (More), pray for us.
[St. Roch], pray for us.
St. Paulo Miki, pray for us.
St. Isaac (Jogues) and St. (Jean de Brebeuf), pray for us.
[St. Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.
St. Pedro Calungsod], pray for us.
St. Peter (Chanel), pray for us.
St. Charles (Lwanga), pray for us.
[St. Maximillian Mary Kolbe], pray for us.
St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, pray for us.
[St. Agatha, pray for us.
St. Lucy (of Syracuse), pray for us.
St. Catherine (of Alexandria)], pray for us.
St. Agnes, pray for us.
[St. Cecilia, pray for us.
St. Anasthasia, pray for us.
St. Eugenia], pray for us.
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.
All the holy martyrs for Christ, pray for us.

Bishops and Doctors



[St. Sylvester], pray for us.
St. Leo and St. Gregory, pray for us.
St. Ambrose, pray for us.
St. Jerome, pray for us.
St. Augustine, pray for us.
St. Athanasius, pray for us.
St. Basil and St. Gregory, pray for us.
St. John Chrysostom, pray for us.
[St. Anselm, pray for us.
St. Isidore (of Seville), pray for us.
St. Peter (Chrysoslogus), pray for us.
St. Cyril (of Alexandria), pray for us.
St. Cyril (of Jerusalem), pray for us.
St. John (Damascene), pray for us.
St. Hilary, pray for us.
St. Albert], pray for us.
St. Martin (of Tours), pray for us.
St. Patrick, pray for us.
St. Cyril and St. Methodius, pray for us.
[St. Gregory (the Illuminator), pray for us.
St. Remigius, pray for us.
St. Willibrord, pray for us.
St. Denis, pray for us.
St. Saturninus, pray for us.
St. Adalbert, pray for us.
St. Ninian, pray for us.
St. Otto, pray for us.
St. Columba], pray for us.
St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
[St. John of the Cross], pray for us.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.
[St. Alphonsus (Liguori), pray for us.
St. Thuribo], pray for us.
St. Pius X, pray for us.
[St. John XXIII, pray for us.
St. John Paul II], pray for us.

Priests and Religious



St. Anthony, pray for us.
St. Benedict, pray for us.
St. Odilo, pray for us.
St. Bernard, pray for us.
St. Francis and St. Dominic, pray for us.
St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
[Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order, pray for us.
St. Philip Benizi, pray for us.
St. Raymond Nonnatus, pray for us.
St. John de Matha, pray for us.
St. Bonaventure, pray for us.
St. Nicholas of Tolentino, pray for us.
St. Andrew Avellino, pray for us.
St. Lawrence of Brindisi, pray for us.
St. Anthony (of Padua), pray for us.
St. Bernardine (of Siena)], pray for us.
St. Ignatius (of Loyola), pray for us.
St. Francis Xavier, pray for us.
[St. Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.
St. Peter (Canisius)], pray for us.
St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us.
St. Joseph of Cupertino, pray for us.
St. John Vianney, pray for us.
St. John Bosco, pray for us.
[St. Bede (the Venerable), pray for us.
St. Ephrem, pray for us.
St. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.
St. John Baptist de la Salle, pray for us.
St. Louis Marie de Monfort, pray for us.
St. Charbel (Makluf), pray for us.
St. Anthony Mary Claret, pray for us.
St. Pio (of Pietrelcina), pray for us.
St. Scholastica, pray for us.
St. Clare (of Assisi), pray for us.
St. Gertrude (of Helfta), pray for us.
St. Bridget (of Sweden)], pray for us.
St. Catherine (of Siena), pray for us.
[St. Rita (of Cascia), pray for us.
St. Frances (of Rome)], pray for us.
St. Theresa (of Avila), pray for us.
St. Rose (of Lima), pray for us.
[St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.
St. Bernadette (of Lourdes), pray for us.
St. Thérèse (of Lisieux), pray for us.
St. Faustina, pray for us.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), pray for us.
St. Teresa (of Calcutta)], pray for us.

Laity



[St. Joachim and St. Anne, pray for us.
St. Louis, pray for us.
St. Wenceslaus, pray for us.
St. Prosper (of Aquitaine), pray for us.
St. Isidore (the Laborer), pray for us.
St. Juan Diego, pray for us.
St. Martin de Porres, pray for us.
St. Dominic Savio], pray for us.
St. Monica, pray for us.
St. Elizabeth (of Hungary), pray for us.
[St. Helena, pray for us.
St. Catherine of Genoa, pray for us.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.
St. Gemma Galgani], pray for us.

All the holy men and women, pray for us.

Petitions to Christ



Lord be merciful. Lord, save your people.

From all evil, Lord, save your people.
From every sin, Lord, save your people.
From the snares of the devil, Lord, save your people.
From anger and hatred, Lord, save your people.
From every evil intention, Lord, save your people.
From everlasting damnation, Lord, save your people.
By your Incarnation, Lord, save your people.
By your birth, Lord, save your people.
By your baptism and holy Fasting, Lord, save your people.
By your Cross and Passion, Lord, save your people.
By your death and burial, Lord, save your people.
By your holy Resurrection, Lord, save your people.
By your wonderful Ascension, Lord, save your people.
By your gift of the Holy Spirit, Lord, save your people.
By your coming again in glory, Lord, save your people.

Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.

You came into this world, have mercy on us.
You suffered for us on the cross, have mercy on us.
You died to save us, have mercy on us.
You lay in the tomb, have mercy on us.
You rose from the dead, have mercy on us.
You returned in glory to the Father, have mercy on us.
You sent the Holy Spirit upon Your apostles, have mercy on us.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
You will come again to judge the living and the dead. have mercy on us.

Petitions for Various Needs



Lord, be merciful to us. Lord, hear our prayer.
Give us repentance, Lord, hear our prayer.
Strengthen us in your service, Lord, hear our prayer.
Reward with eternal life all who do good to us, Lord, hear our prayer.
Bless the fruits of the earth and of man's labor. Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord, show us your kindness. Lord, hear our prayer.
Raise our thoughts and desires to you, Lord, hear our prayer.
Save us from final damnation, Lord, hear our prayer.
Save our friends and all who have helped us, Lord, hear our prayer.
Grant eternal rest to all who have died in the faith, Lord, hear our prayer.
Spare us from disease, hunger, and war, Lord, hear our prayer.
Bring all peoples together in trust and peace. Lord, hear our prayer.

Guide and protect your holy Church. Lord, hear our prayer.
Keep the pope and all the clergy in faithful service to your church, Lord, hear our prayer.
Bring all Christians together in unity, Lord, hear our prayer.
Lead all men to the light of the Gospel, Lord, hear our prayer.

Conclusion



Christ, hear us.
Christ, hear us.

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Let Us Pray:



God of love,
our strength and protection,
hear the prayers of your Church.
Grant that when we come to you in faith,
our prayers may be answered
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Or:

Lord God,
you know our weakness.
In your mercy
grant that the example of your Saints
may bring us back to love and serve you
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.