Litany of Discipleship

Son of David…                                                                         Have mercy on us
Son of Mary…                                                                          Have mercy on us
Son of Man…                                                                           Have mercy on us

Father of Mercies…                                                               Draw us to your Son
Lover of the poor…                                                                Draw us to your Son
Our Father…                                                                            Draw us to your Son
Who art in Heaven…                                                             Draw us to your Son
Whose kingdom comes…                                                    Draw us to your Son
Whose will is done…                                                             Draw us to your Son

Jesus, I believe…                                                                      Help my unbelief
That you are the Messiah and the Lord…                        Help my unbelief
That you are the Son of God…                                             Help my unbelief
That you are the Face of the Father’s mercy…               Help my unbelief
That you sit with tax collectors and sinners…               Help my unbelief
That you sit with Pharisees and hypocrites…                Help my unbelief
That you call me to be a disciple…                                    Help my unbelief

The grace to be poor in spirit and to mourn…               Grant it, O Jesus.
The grace to be meek and to hunger and thirst for righteousness…
 t                                                                                                   Grant it, O Jesus.
The grace to be merciful and clean of heart…               Grant it, O Jesus.
The grace to be peacemakers…                                          Grant it, O Jesus.
That if we are persecuted, it is for the sake of righteousness…
t                                                                                                    Grant it, O Jesus.
That if we are slandered, it is falsely because of you…
 t                                                                                                    Grant it, O Jesus.
To be the Salt of the Earth and the Light of the World…
t                                                                                                  Grant it, O Jesus.
The desire to reconcile with our brothers and sisters…
.                                                                                                      Grant it, O Jesus.
The grace to avoid lust and other sins of the heart…  Grant it, O Jesus.
The courage to let go of what draws us into sin…        Grant it, O Jesus.
The strength to never break covenants…                       Grant it, O Jesus.
The integrity for our yes to mean yes and our no, no…
.                                                                                                      Grant it, O Jesus.
The trust in the Lord and gentleness to turn from vengeance…
.                                                                                                      Grant it, O Jesus.
The mercy to love our enemies…                                       Grant it, O Jesus.
The conviction to pray for and bless our foes…            Grant it, O Jesus.
The honesty to be a disciple in private as well as in public…
.                                                                                                      Grant it, O Jesus.
The piety to pray from our heart, not merely our lips…
.                                                                                                     Grant it, O Jesus.
The grace to rely on the Lord for our Daily Bread…     Grant it, O Jesus.
The grace to forgive others…                                              Grant it, O Jesus.
Deliverance from temptation…                                         Grant it, O Jesus.
Deliverance from the Adversary and his work…          Grant it, O Jesus.
The grace to fast with joy…                                                 Grant it, O Jesus.
The wisdom to recognize true worth…                            Grant it, O Jesus.
The grace to serve God and not mammon…                  Grant it, O Jesus.
The Faith, Hope, and Love to always seek first the Kingdom of God
  .                                                                                                    Grant it, O Jesus.
The humility to not judge as God…                                    Grant it, O Jesus.
The grace to do unto others what we would have them do to us…
.                                                                                                    Grant it, O Jesus.
The perseverance to enter through the narrow gate…Grant it, O Jesus.
The eyes to discern good and bad fruit…                           Grant it, O Jesus.
The gift of knowing you when we come to the Kingdom of heaven…
.                                                                                                     Grant it, O Jesus.
The ears to hear your words and act upon them…          Grant it, O Jesus.
The wisdom to build our foundation on Solid Rock…    Grant it, O Jesus.
That we may never cease to be astonished by you…      Grant it, O Jesus.
That we may take up our cross and follow you…             Grant it, O Jesus.

Holy Spirit, Ruah of God…                                                     Send us.
Our Advocate and Consoler…                                               Send us.
Soul of the Church…                                                                Send us.
Fire of Pentecost…                                                                    Send us.
Spirit of rebirth…                                                                      Send us.
Spirit of Peace…                                                                         Send us.

Mary, model of disciples…                                                     Pray for us
St. Simeon and St. Anna, expectant disciples…             Pray for us
St. John the Baptist, herald of the Master…                    Pray for us
Sts. Peter, James, and John…                                                Pray for us
All the Apostles…                                                                     Pray for us
St. Mary Magdalene…                                                             Pray for us
All you disciples and saints who have gone to rest…    Pray for us

© Spencer Hargadon, 02.19.2016

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