Litany of Saint Rita of Cascia - Litany Two

Lord, have mercy on us.
    Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.  Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father Almighty,
    Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Who hast said, “Ask, and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you,”       
    Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding,
    Counsel and Knowledge,
    Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, infinite in power,
    Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, who dost never refuse a petition,     
    Pray for us.
Immaculate Virgin, Queen of Heaven and earth,  
    Pray for us.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, etc.
Holy angels, spirits of humility,
Holy principalities, protectors of religious communities,
Holy virtues, angels of fortitude,
Holy cherubim, angels of light,
Saint Rita, Advocate of the Impossible,
St. Rita, consecrated to God,
St. Rita, lover of Jesus Crucified,
St. Rita, bride of the suffering Saviour,
St. Rita, filled with compassion for the sufferings of Christ,
St. Rita, crowned by an angel with a crown of thorns,
St. Rita, who didst bear the wound of this mysterious crown on thy forehead,
St. Rita, who didst firmly trust in the loving mercy of Jesus,
St. Rita, who didst importune the dying Saviour with ardent supplications,
St. Rita, who didst never doubt a gracious answer to thy prayer,

That we may renounce all self-love,
    Pray for us, Saint Rita.
That we may confidently trust in the promises of Jesus,
    Pray for us, Saint Rita.
That the enemies of our salvation may be put to confusion, etc.
That we may ever perfectly fulfill the will of God,
That our inclinations to evil may be destroyed,
That the Faith in all its purity may be spread over our land,
That a holy zeal may fill our hearts,
That we may infuse a holy love for chastity into all who come in
    contact with us,
That in all our actions and omissions we may endeavor to promote
    a tender charity,
That we may be delivered from all avarice, vainglory and rash judgment,
That great saints may arise in our land who will edify the people and
    dispel the darkness of unbelief,
That we may be delivered from all interior enemies,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Have mercy on us.

V.    Pray for us, Saint Rita,
R.    That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

        O God, Who in Thine infinite tenderness dost deign to hearken to the prayer of St. Rita, and to grant to her supplication that which seems impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts, in reward for her compassionate love and firm reliance upon Thy promises, have pity upon our adversity and succor us in our calamities, that the unbeliever may know that Thou art the recompenser of the humble, the defense of the helpless and the strength of those who trust in Thee, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  R. Amen.
        O God, Who to St. Rita didst vouchsafe the great grace to love her enemies in very truth, and both in her heart and on her brow to bear the stigmata of Thy Passion, have regard, we beseech Thee, to her merits and her prayers, and grant that we may in such wise show mercy to our enemies, and so meditate on the pains of Thy Passion as to make our own the blessedness promised to those who are meek and to those who mourn, Who livest and reignest world without end.  R. Amen.
         O glorious Saint Rita, who didst miraculously participate in the sorrowful Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, obtain for me the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life and protect me in all my needs.  R. Amen.