The Litany of the Resurrection

Litany of the Resurrection for Use at the Vigil of Easter

(This litany takes place immediately after the Service of Holy Baptism in the Easter Vigil.)

O Lord,
Have mercy.
O Christ,
Have mercy.
O Lord,
Have mercy.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,
Hear us.
Paschal Lamb, who was offered for us and has taken away the sin of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Who was crucified for our transgressions and raised for our justification,
Have mercy on us.
Who foretold Your Passion saying, “The Son of Man must be crucified and on the third day rise
again,”
Have mercy on us.
Who destroyed Death by dying, and by rising to life again have brought life and immortality to light,
Have mercy on us.
Whose resurrection was first announced by an angel to the women,
Have mercy on us.
Who appeared to Mary Magdalene and was worshiped by her:
Have mercy on us.
Who revealed Yourself to the two disciples on the Emmaus road and made Yourself known to them
in the Scriptures and in the breaking of the bread,
Have mercy on us.
Who appeared to the disciples, bestowing on them Your peace and Your Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Who showed Your wounded hands and side to the apostle Thomas that he too might believe,
Have mercy on us.
Who appeared to seven disciples on the Sea of Tiberias, bringing a miraculous catch of fish,
Have mercy on us.
Who appeared to Peter and to the Twelve, to over 500 disciples, to James and to all the apostles, and to Paul on the Damascus road,
Have mercy on us.
Who commissioned Your Church to make disciples of all nations by baptizing and teaching them,
Have mercy on us.
By Your glorious resurrection from the dead,
Good Lord, deliver us.
By Your victory over sin and death,
Good Lord, deliver us.
By the majesty of Your risen body,
Good Lord, deliver us.
We poor sinners implore You,
To hear us, Lord Jesus.
That we may daily die and rise with You in our Baptism and walk in the freedom of Your forgiveness,

Grant us, good Lord.

That we may set our minds on things above and not on earthly things, serving others as we have been
served by You,
C Grant us, good Lord.
A That we may dwell with You forever in the new creation as citizens of the heavenly Jerusalem,
together with all the saints,
C Grant us, good Lord.
A Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
C Have mercy on us.
A Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
C Have mercy on us.
A Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
C Grant us Your peace.
A O Lord,
C Have mercy.
A O Christ,
C Have mercy.
P O Lord,
C Have mercy. Amen.

Prepared by the LCMS Commission on Worship © 2004

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