Litany for the Shepherds of the Church

Lord,have mercy…….Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy…..Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy,….Lord have mercy
Christ hear us…..Christ, graciously hear us
God, the Father of heaven….
God, the Son, Redeemer of the World….
God, the Holy Ghost…
Holy Trinity, one God…….Have Mercy on us
Good Shepherd,leading the faithful…
Good Shepherd, teaching the law,…
Good Shepherd, sacrificing Thyself for us,….
Good Shepherd, Forgiving our sins,….
Good Shepherd, finding the lost,…
Good Shepherd, gathering the scattered,….
Good Shepherd, taming rebellious wills,…
Good Shepherd, giving hope to the fallen,..
Christ the good Shepherd,.. Have mercy on them
For shepherds with Faith,..
For shepherds with Hope,..
For shepherds with Love,…
For shepherds with Wisdom
For shepherds with Understanding,..
For shepherds with Knowledge,..
For shepherds with Counsel,..
For shepherds with Fortitude,…
For shepherds with Piety,..
For shepherds with Holy Fear,..
For shepherds with Charity,..
For shepherds with Joy,…
For shepherds with Peace,…
For shepherds with Patience,…
For shepherds with Benignity,…
For shepherds with Goodness,..
For shepherds with Forbearance,..
For shepherds with Mildness,..
For shepherds with Fidelity,…
For shepherds with Modesty,..
For shepherds with Continency,..
For shepherds with Chastity,… Lord, increase it.
For shepherds with pride,…give humility.
For shepherds in error or doubt,..give faith
For shepherds in despair,..give hope
For shepherds in malevolence or unkindness,… give charity
For shepherds in weakness,..give strength.
For shepherds in indulgence,…give temperance.
For shepherds in deprivation,.. give probity.
For shepherds in unrighteous,.. give justice.
For shepherds in lukewarmness,..give zeal
For shepherds in hardness of heart,…give conscience.
For shepherds in mundane fear,…give fortitude.
For shepherds beset with trials,…give forbearance
For shepherds sorely oppressed,…give solace
For shepherds beholden to the world,..give steadfastness
st. Peter
St. Clement
St. Hilary of Poitiers
St. Blaise
St. Ptolemy
St. Patrick
St. Leo the Great
St. Peter Chrysologus
St. Ambrose
St. Nickolas of Bari
St. Anselm
St. Isadore
St. Athanasius
St. Cyprian
St. Augustine
St. Gregory the Great
St. Peter of Damascus
St. John the Wonder Worker
St. Henry
St. Stanislaus
St. Hildebrand
St. Nicholas the Great
St. Boniface
St. Pius V
St. Charles Borromeo
St. Robert Bellarmine,
St. John Nuemann
St. Pius X,…
Mary Queen of the Apostles,…pray for thy brethren.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,…spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,.. graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
Let us pray:
God the Father of Mercies, from Whom all good comes, pour forth Thy blessings upon thy bishops, Whom Thou hast anointed by the Holy Ghost to be successors of the Apostles, that they may lead all souls in the way of Redemption with charity, fidelity and courage. May they always put the care of their flock before their own needs, without human respect or mundane fear, in order that we may follow them in the Truth that leads to eternal life, for we are a weak and sinful flock.
God the Father of Truth, we pray for our own shepherd_____, that he may find in Thee all that he is lacking, growing each day in sanctity and fortitude, fortifying all the souls in his flock by Sacrament, word and deed.
God the Father Almighty, we beseech singular graces for The Sovereign Pontiff,_____, the shepherd of shepherds, so that he may fulfill Thy Holy Will in grace and truth. Receive these, our humble petitions, through Christ the Good Shepherd, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost,God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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2 comments on “Litany for the Shepherds of the Church

  1. Amen.

    Thank you littlepaddle for posting this most beautiful and powerful Litany.

  2. I just thought it would be good for the conclave

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