English and Welsh Martyrs – Litany

Litany of the Martyrs of Wales

For the description of this prayers’ series, please follow the post:
English and Welsh Martyrs – Prayer

Before Pilate, Christ proclaims that he ‘has come into the world, to bear witness to the truth’.
The Christian is not to ‘be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord’. In situations that require witness to the faith, the Christian must profess it without equivocation, after the example of St Paul before his judges. We must keep ‘a clear conscience towards God and towards men’. CCC 2471

May the blood of the Martyrs, and their prayers, assist in healing the wounds caused by our divisions.

1Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy
Christ has mercy, Christ has 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, have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us

Holy Mary, pray for us

Holy Mother of God, pray for us
Our Lady of the Taper, pray for us
Queen adorned with the Light of Christ, pray for us

St Richard Gwyn, Faithful husband and father, Teacher in the way of virtue,
pray for us

St John Jones, Humble son of St Francis, Teacher in the way of consecration,
pray for us

St John Roberts, Devoted father to the sick and dying, Teacher in the way of charity,
pray for us

St Philip Evans, Defender of the flock of Christ, Teacher in the way of constancy,
pray for us

St John Lloyd, Faithful steward of the mysteries of Christ, Teacher in the way of hidden service,
pray for us

St David Lewis, Faithful father of the poor and needy, Teacher in the way of Christ-like tenderness,
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Bl Edward Powell, Wise soul and defender of the innocent, Teacher in the way of Truth,
pray for us

Bl Richard Flower, Young apostle and servant of the Church, Teacher in the way of zeal,
pray for us

Bl Humphry Pritchard, Humble guardian of the weak, Teacher in way of generosity,
pray for us

Bl William Davies, Guide of those seek Christ, Teacher in the way of discernment,
pray for us

Bl Philip Powel, Servant of the servants of Christ, Teacher in the way of reverence,
pray for us

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.

Pray for us, you holy martyrs of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

Almighty Lord and Father your raise up your devoted sons, the Martyrs of Wales, for their constancy in faith, generosity in love and dedication to your Holy Church. Grant through their intercession that we your people may grow in holiness and joy, imitating their example and seeking the reconciliation of all your children. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

d807 a little book of litaniesYou can find a complete Litany of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, and others in the new CTS title: Little Book of Litanies, edited by Amette Ley
where also a suggested calendar of litanies will help you to pray them throughout the year.



Learn more with CTS booklet A Year with the English Saints, edited by Fr Marcus Holden


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3 comments on “English and Welsh Martyrs – Litany

  1. Margaret Mary O'Brien

    July 24, 2017 at 6:54 pm Reply

    More martyrs of whom I can recall nothing. Great pity that these subjects are NO LONGER taught in our schools. If the children of today aren’t taught about this, how are the future generations supposed to have any reverence for them or will we have to return to the bad old days before we wake up to ourselves?

  2. Thank you for posting

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