63. A short Litany together with Prayers for a Dying Person.

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy!

Lord have mercy upon this sick person!

Lord God, the Father in heaven,

Lord God Son, Redeemer of the world,

Lord God Holy Ghost,

Holy Trinity, eternal God,

} Have mercy upon him!

Lord, be merciful and save this dying person!

Against the wicked spirit,

Against the cunning and deception of the devil,

Against all evil,

Against the torments of hell,

} Protect him, dear Lord God!

Through Thy holy incarnation and birth,

Through Thy death-struggle and bloody sweat,

Through Thy cross and bitter death,

Through Thy holy resurrection and ascension,

Through the grace of the Holy Ghost,

At his last end,

At the last day,

At the final judgment,

} Help him, dear Lord God!

We poor sinners pray, that Thou wouldst hear us, dear Lord God!

And comfort this sick person,

Pardon all his sins,

And after this misery give him eternal life.

} Hear us, dear Lord God!

O Christ, hear us!

O Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon this dying person, and give him eternal peace!

Lord, have mercy!

Christ, have mercy!

Lord, have mercy upon him!

Our Father, who art in heaven; hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen!


Almighty, eternal God, heavenly, faithful, dear Father! comfort and strengthen this Thy poor creature, and spare it through Thy goodness; help it out of all agony and distress, release it in Thy grace, and take it to Thee, in Thy kingdom, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, our only Lord, Saviour and Redeemer. Amen.


Almighty, eternal God, have mercy upon the anxious sighings and lamentations of this dying person; receive him into Thy kingdom, which Thou hast in mercy prepared for him and all believers since the beginning of the world. Release him graciously, O Lord, comfort him with the elect eternally through Thy dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.