Divine Mercy Novena & Chaplet – Day 4

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A King, A Victim, A Priest

A King, A Victim, A Priest

A king,
A victim,
A priest,

A king accused,
A victim scourged,
A priest condemned,

A king crowned and robed,
A victim beaten and humiliatedhr,
A priest on the altar of the Cross,

O Anointed One,
O Crucified One,
O Holy One,
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done.
Eternal Priesthood won.

By Joann Nelander

Litany shared by St. John Paul II

from “Gift and Mystery

“:
“This Litany used to be recited in the seminary at Cracow, especially on the eve of a priestly ordination. What profound reflections it prompted!…
What theological depth is present in this expressions! They are invocations deeply rooted in Sacred Scripture, especially in the letter to the Hebrews.
The invocations of the Litany come back to me with all the reach symbolism of the biblical images with which they are interwoven.”

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, heed our prayer. Christ, heed our prayer.
Father in Heaven, GOD, Have mercy on us.
Son, Redeemer of the world, GOD, Have mercy on us.
Holy Spirit, GOD, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one GOD, Have mercy on us.

JESUS, Priest and Victim, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, Priest forever, according to the order of Melchisedech, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, Priest sent by GOD to preach the Gospel to the poor, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, Priest who at the Last Supper instituted the form of the Eternal Sacrifice, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, Priest living forever to make intercession for us, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest whom the Father anointed with the Holy Spirit and virtue, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest taken up from among men, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, made High Priest for men, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest of our Confession of Faith, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest of greater glory than Moses, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest of the true Tabernacle, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest of good things to come, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, holy High Priest, innocent and undefiled, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, faithful and merciful High Priest, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest of GOD, on fire with zeal for souls, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, perfect High Priest forever, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest who pierced Heaven with Your own Blood, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest who initiated us into a new life, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest Who loved us and washed us clean of our sins in Your Blood, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, High Priest, who gave Yourself up to GOD as offering and victim, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, sacrificial victim of GOD and man, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, holy and spotless sacrificial victim, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, mild and gentle sacrificial victim, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, peace-making sacrificial victim, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, sacrificial victim of propitiation and praise, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, sacrificial victim of reconciliation and peace, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, sacrificial victim in whom we have confidence and access to GOD, Have mercy on us.
JESUS, sacrificial victim living for ever and ever, Have mercy on us.

Be gracious! Spare us, JESUS.
Be gracious! Hear us, JESUS.
From rashly entering the clergy. Free us, JESUS.
From the sin of sacrilege, Free us, JESUS.
From the spirit of incontinence, Free us, JESUS.
From sordid self-interest, Free us, JESUS.
From every lapse into simony, Free us, JESUS.
From the unworthy administration of the Church’s treasures, Free us, JESUS.
From the love of the world and its vanities, Free us, JESUS.
From the unworthy celebration of Your Mysteries, Free us, JESUS.
Through Your eternal priesthood, Free us, JESUS.
Through the holy anointing by which GOD the Father made You a priest, Free us, JESUS.
Through Your priestly spirit, Free us, JESUS.
Through the ministry by which You glorified Your Father on this earth, Free us, JESUS.
Through the bloody immolation of Yourself made once and for all on the Cross, Free us, JESUS.
Through that same sacrifice daily renewed on the altar, Free us, JESUS.
Through the divine power that You exercise invisibly in Your priests, Free us, JESUS.

That You may kindly maintain the whole priestly order in holy religion, Hear us, we beseech You.
That You may kindly provide Your people with pastors after Your own Heart, Hear us, we beseech You.
That You may kindly fill them with the spirit of Your priesthood, Hear us, we beseech You.
That the lips of Your priests may be repositories of knowledge, Hear us, we beseech You.
That You may kindly send faithful workers into Your harvest, Hear us, we beseech You.
That You may kindly increase the faithful dispensers of Your mysteries, Hear us, we beseech You.
That You may, kindly grant them persevering obedience to Your will, Hear us, we beseech You.
That You may kindly give them gentleness in their ministry, skill in their actions, and constancy in their prayer, Hear us, we beseech You.
That through them. You may kindly promote the veneration of the Blessed Sacrament all over the world, Hear us, we beseech You.
That You may kindly receive into Your joy those who have served You well, Hear us, we beseech You.

Lamb of GOD, Who take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of GOD, Who take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of GOD, Who take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Lord.
JESUS, our Priest, Hear us.
JESUS, our Priest, Heed our prayers.

Let us pray. O GOD, sanctifier and guardian of Your Church, stir up in her, through Your Spirit, suitable and faithful dispensers of the holy Mysteries, so that by their ministry and example, the Christian people may be guided in the path of salvation with Your protection. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

GOD, Who, when the disciples ministered to the Lord and fasted, ordered that Saul and Barnabas be set aside for the work to which You called them, be with Your Church as she prays now, and You, who know the hearts of all of us, show those whom You have chosen for Your ministry. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

I Believe

By Fr. Joseph Gates