Litany of The most Holy Name of Jesus

An old and popular form of prayer in honor of the Name of Jesus. The author is not known.  At the request of the Carmelites, Pope Sixtus V (1585-90) granted an indulgence of 300 days for its recitation. Though this was an implied recognition of the litany, requests made in 1640, 1642, and 1662, for formal approval were rejected. In 1862 Pius IX approved one of the formularies in use, and attached an indulgence of 300 days for the faithful of the dioceses whose bishops had made special application. Pope Leo XIII on Jan. 16, 1886 extended the privilege to the entire world.

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 of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.


Jesus, Son of the living God, 
Jesus, Splendor of the Father, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Brightness of eternal Light, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, King of Glory, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Sun of Justice, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, most amiable, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, most admirable, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, the mighty God, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Father of the world to come, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, angel of great counsel, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, most powerful, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, most patient, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, most obedient, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Lover of Chastity, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, our Lover, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, God of Peace, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Author of Life, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Model of Virtues, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, zealous for souls, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, our God, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, our Refuge, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Father of the Poor, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Treasure of the Faithful, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, good Shepherd, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, true Light, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, eternal Wisdom, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, infinite Goodness, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, our Way and our Life, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, joy of the Angels, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, King of the Patriarchs, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Master of the Apostles, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Strength of Martyrs, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Light of Confessors, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Purity of Virgins, Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Crown of all Saints, Have mercy on us.

Be merciful, Spare us, O Jesus.
Be merciful, Graciously spare us, O Jesus.


From all evil, Deliver us, O Jesus
From all sin, Deliver us, O Jesus
From Your wrath, Deliver us, O Jesus
From the snares of the devil, Deliver us, O Jesus
From the spirit of fornication, Deliver us, O Jesus
From everlasting death, Deliver us, O Jesus
From the neglect of Your inspirations, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through the mystery of Your Holy Incarnation, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Nativity, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Infancy, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your most divine Life, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Labors, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Agony and Passion, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your cross and Dereliction, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through your Sufferings, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Death and Burial, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Resurrection, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Ascension, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Joys, Deliver us, O Jesus
Through Your Glory, Deliver us, O Jesus

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Jesus!
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Jesus!
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Jesus!

V. Jesus, hear us 
R. Jesus, graciously hear us

Let us pray:
Lord Jesus Christ, You have said, "Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you"; mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the grace of Your most divine love, that we have love You with all our hearts, and in all our words and actions, and never cease to praise You.

Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name, for You never fail to govern those whom You establish in Your love. You, Who live and reign forever and ever. Amen