Litany of our Lord Jesus Christ
Priest and Victim

Lord, have mercy.              Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.            Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.              Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.                  Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.   Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven,  have mercy on us.*
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,*
God the Holy Spirit,*
Holy Trinity, one God,*

Jesus, Priest and Victim, have mercy on us.*
Jesus, Priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek, *
Jesus, Priest whom God sent to preach the Gospel to the poor, *
Jesus, Priest who at the Last Supper instituted the form of the eternal sacrifice,*
Jesus, Priest living forever to intercede for us,*
Jesus, High Priest whom the Father anointed with the Holy Spirit and power,*
Jesus, High Priest chosen from among men,*
Jesus, made High Priest for men,*
Jesus, High Priest of our confession of faith,*
Jesus, High Priest of greater glory than Moses,*
Jesus, High Priest of the true tabernacle,*
Jesus, High Priest of the good things to come, *
Jesus, High Priest, holy, innocent and undefiled,*
Jesus, High Priest, faithful and merciful,*
Jesus, High Priest, inflamed with zeal for Godand souls,*
Jesus, High Priest, perfect forever,*
Jesus, High Priest, who by Your own Blood entered into the heavens,*
Jesus, High Priest, who opened up a new way for us,*
Jesus, High Priest, who loved us and washed us from our sins in Your Blood,*
Jesus, High Priest, who offered Yourself to God as an oblation and sacrificial Victim,*
Jesus, sacrificial Victim of God and men,*
Jesus, holy and immaculate sacrificial Victim,*
Jesus, pleasing sacrificial Victim,*
Jesus, peace-making sacrificial Victim,*
Jesus, sacrificial Victim of propitiation and praise,*
Jesus, sacrificial Victim of reconciliation and peace,*
Jesus, sacrificial Victim in whom we have confidence and access to God,*
Jesus, sacrificial Victim living forever and ever,*

Be merciful, spare us, Jesus.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, Jesus.
From rashly entering the clergy, deliver us, Jesus.*
From the sin of sacrilege,*
From the spirit of incontinence, *
From sordid pursuits, *
From every lapse into simony,*
From the unworthy administration of the Church’s treasures,*
From the love of the world and its vanities, *
From the unworthy celebration of Your Mysteries, *
Through Your eternal priesthood,*
Through the holy anointing whereby You were constituted a priest by God the Father, *
Through Your priestly spirit, *
Through that ministry whereby You glorified Your Father on earth, *
Through the bloody immolation of Yourself made once and for all on the Cross,*
Through that same sacrifice daily renewed upon the altar,*
Through that divine power which You exercise invisibly in Your priests,*

That You would deign to maintain the whole priestly order in holy religion, we beseech You, hear us.*
That You would deign to provide Your people with pastors after Your own Heart, *
That You would deign to fill them with the spirit of Your priesthood, *
That the lips of Your priests might preserve true knowledge, *
That You would deign to send faithful workers into Your harvest, *
That You would deign to multiply the faithful dispensers of Your Mysteries,*
That You would deign to grant them perseverance in the service of Your will, *
That You would deign to give them gentleness in their ministry, resourcefulness in their actions and constancy in prayer,*
That through them You would deign to promote the veneration of the Blessed Sacrament everywhere,*
That You would deign to receive into Your joy those who have served You well, *

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, graciously hear us.

     Let us pray.O God, Sanctifier and Guardian of Your Church, raise 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 under Your protection in the path of salvation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

     O God, who, while the disciples were worshiping and fasting, ordered Saul and Barnabas to be set apart for the work to which You had called them, be present now to Your Church in prayer, and You, who know the hearts of all, indicate those whom You have chosen for ministry. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(This prayer was often prayed by Pope John Paul II.)