A Litany of the Angels

The following litany was prepared for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, September 29. It is based on adaptations from several resources but primarily St. Augustine’s Prayer Book.

Litany of the Angels, St. Michael and All Angels,

St. Michael the Archangel (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

God the Father, Creator of the Angels,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Lord of the Angels,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Life of the Angels,
Have mercy on us.
Holy and Blessed Trinity, delight of the Angels,
Have mercy on us.

To you, Almighty God, all angels cry aloud and all the powers of heaven sing,
Glory be to you.
You laid the foundation of the earth, and the morning stars rejoiced,
Glory be to you.
Angels and Archangels stand before you and proclaim the glory of your Name, “Holy, holy, holy,”
Glory be to you.
With the whole company of heaven, we join our voices to worship you,
Glory be to you.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us.
St. Philip, patron of our parish,
Pray for us.

All you angels of God, standing before the eternal light,
Pray for us.
Archangel Michael, who overthrew the devil, the deceiver and accuser,
Pray for us.
Archangel Michael, who restored peace to heaven and defends the people on earth,
Pray for us.
Archangel Gabriel, sent to announce the birth of John the Baptist,
Pray for us.
Archangel Gabriel, greeting the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Pray for us.
O Angel of the Lord, who directed Joseph to defend and protect the Christ child and his mother,
Pray for us.
Angels of God, announcing Jesus’ birth to shepherds,
Pray for us.
Angels of God, ministering to Jesus in the wilderness,
Pray for us.
Angels of God, strengthening Jesus during his prayer in the garden,
Pray for us.
Angels of God, waiting at the tomb to greet the women with good news,
Pray for us.
Angels of God, comforting the disciples at the Ascension,
Pray for us.
Angels of God, who rejoice over the sinner who repents,
Pray for us.
Angels of God, joining our praises with your prefect worship,
Pray for us.
Angels of God, leading home the child of God,
Pray for us.

O Holy Angels,
Watch over us at all times during this perilous life.
O Holy Archangels,
Be our guides on the way to heaven.
O Heavenly Choir of the Principalities,
Govern us in soul and body.
O Mighty Powers,
Preserve us against the wiles of the demons.
O Celestial Virtues,
Give us strength and courage in the battle of life.
O powerful Dominions,
Obtain for us dominion over all temptations.
O Sacred Thrones,
Grant us peace with God and each other.
O Brilliant Cherubim,
Illumine our minds with heavenly knowledge.
O Burning Seraphim,
Enkindle in our hearts the fire of love.

Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy.

Send your Holy Angels to help and defend us,
To be our hope against all danger in this life and the next.

He shall give his angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.

O God, whose glory the angels ever sing, grant us now a vision of your beauty and inspire in us worship and adoration that will lift both soul and voice to your presence, bringing joy now and preparing us to enter into eternal joys at the last. Amen.

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