Lord, Have Mercy

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Rise up, O Lord, and save your people whom you have redeemed at the price of your own blood.

Good Shepherd, save your sheep who are ravaged by wolves. Raise up shepherds after your own heart.

Merciful Jesus, protect the little ones, heal the wounded, and raise up the brokenhearted.

Master, set in order your house, which is pillaged by thieves.

Bread of Life, feed your starving children with your Body and Blood.

Divine Bridegroom, rescue your bride and wash her with your Word. Forgive her harlotry and turn her heart to you. Renew her, reform her, restore her, and make her holy as you are holy.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Eternally begotten Son of the Father, breathe forth your Spirit into this valley of dry bones and by your grace bring us back to life.

Eternal Truth, shine brightly, enlighten our minds, and dispel the darkness in our lives.

Refiner’s Fire, cleanse the inside of the cup and purify our hearts by the fire of your Love.

Save us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

Image: Valentin de Boulogne, Christ Driving the Money Changers out of the Temple

From Dominicana Journal