The Catholic Defender: Litany For Liberty

Posted by John Benko - July 4th, 2013

The 4th of July is an opportunity for us to pray for this great Nation of ours to push back the wave of Secularism that is heading us towards tyrenny. May God renew our strength to stand for Him in these times of distress.

Christ the Lord has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. Let us turn to him in humble but fervent petition, seeking the grace to root out from our hearts all trace of darkness, and all that holds us back from walking in the full freedom of the children of God. As Christ is our great model for that inner freedom, which enables us to do the right, let us turn to him with confidence that we, too, may follow him to the fullness of spiritual freedom.

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

Jesus, victor over sin and death… Free our hearts
Jesus, source of light and hope…
Jesus, fullness of truth and mystery…
Jesus, teacher of seeking hearts…
Jesus, healer of body and soul…
Jesus, bringer of mercy and justice…
Jesus, who humble the heart and mind…
Jesus, realease of captives…
Jesus, voice against violence…
Jesus, courage for the lowly/downtrodden…
Jesus, origin of all authority and power…
Jesus, true lawgiver…
Jesus, unity of order and passion…
Jesus, freedom of the Spirit…
Jesus, obedient Son of the Father…

For the freedom to love… Give us your grace.
For the freedom to believe…
For the freedom to hope…
For the freedom to worship…
For the freedom to serve in charity…
For the freedom to care for the suffering…
For the freedom to comfort the sick…
For the freedom to feed the hungry…
For the freedom to shelter the homeless…
For the freedom to proclaim the Gospel…
For the freedom to walk in chastity…
For the freedom to live in peace…
For the freedom to work in good conscience…
For the freedom to stand in solidarity…
For the freedom to seek justice…

For the freedom to reject sin…
For the freedom to reject coercion…
For the freedom to reject falsehood…
For the freedom to reject injustice…

O God, who gave one origin to all peoples and willed to gather from them one family for yourself, fill all hearts, we pray, with the fire of your love and kindle in them a desire for the just advancement of their neighbor, that, through the good things which you richly bestow upon all, each human person may be brought to perfection, every division may be removed, and equity and justice may be established in human society. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

O God our Creator, from your provident hand we have received our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You have called us as your people and given us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God, and your Son, Jesus Christ. Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms and when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us, this great land will always be “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

We at deepertruth want to wish everyone a blessed 4th of July, if you are traveling, may the Angel of God go before you for safety, may this Nation once again become the beacon of liberty and freedom. True liberty is to be able to worship God in freedom.


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