Litany of St. Monica

Litany Prayer St Monica

 Litany of St. Monica

Litany of St. Monica
(For private use only)

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.

Holy Mary, conceived without stain of original sin,
pray for us and for our children.
Holy Mary, glorious Mother of Jesus Christ,
pray for us and for our children.
St. Monica,
pray for us and for our children.
Model of wives,
pray for us and for our children.
You who converted your unbelieving husband,
pray for us and for our children.
Mother of St. Augustine,
pray for us and for our children.
Strict and prudent teacher, guardian of your son in all his ways,
pray for us and for our children.
You who carefully watched over his conduct,
pray for us and for our children.
You who were sorely distressed at his erring from the right,
pray for us and for our children.
You who were untiring in your petitions for his soul's safety,
pray for us and for our children.
You who still hoped on amid the bitterness of your heart and your floods of tears,
pray for us and for our children.
You who were filled with consolation upon his return to God,
pray for us and for our children.
You who died calmly after faithfully fulfilling your duties,
pray for us and for our children.
you who are the prayerful intercessor of all mothers who pray and weep as you did,
pray for us and for our children.

Preserve the innocence of our children,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Protect them against the deceits of evil men,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Protect them from the dangers of bad example,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Protect them from the snares of the spirits of Hell,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Watch over the movements of grace in their hearts,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Let the Christian virtues strike deep root in their hearts and bear much fruit,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Redouble your intercession for youth approaching manhood,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Obtain for all in mortal sin true contrition and perfect conversion,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Obtain for all mothers to fulfil their duties steadily and perseveringly,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Commend all mothers to the protection of the ever-blessed Virgin Mother of Our Lord,
we beseech you, St. Monica.
Favourably incline the heart of your beloved son Augustine to the salvation of our children.
we beseech you, St. Monica.

St. Augustine, holy son of a saintly mother,
pray for us and for our children.

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, O Lord!

V. Pray for us, O holy St. Monica,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
O God, Who observed the devout tears and pleading of St. Monica and granted to her prayers the conversion of her husband and the penitential return of her son Augustine, grant us the grace to implore Thee also with earnest zeal, so that we may obtain, as she did, the salvation of our own soul and the souls of those belonging to us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O holy Monica, by your patience and prayers you obtained from God the conversion of your husband and the grace to live in peace with him; obtain for us, we beseech you, the blessing of Almighty God, so that true harmony and peace may reign also in our homes, and that all the members of our families may attain eternal life. Amen.

O holy Monica, by your burning tears and unceasing prayers you saved your son from eternal damnation. Obtain for us the grace ever to  comprehend what is most conducive to the salvation of our children, so that we may effectively restrain them from sin and lead them by virtue and piety to Heaven! Amen.

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This litany can be found in Saint Monica: Model of Christian Mothers, which is also an excellent book to learn more about St. Monica (aff. link).


The chaplet to St. Monica is another way to pray to this great saint. As a wife and mother, it is the perfect addition to your prayer routine. Instructions can be found here, and the chaplet here.

 



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