O Lord, who in your infinite goodness, bestowed upon blessed Jerzy Popieluszko the grace of faith in priestly vocation until his martyred death, we beseech you in the words of John II: “May good arise from this death like the Resurrection from the Cross”.
Let it happen, that this unshaken protector of the laws of God and man, given to our Fatherland and the world as a sign of victory of love over hatred, be a model for our life. Bestow upon me, through the intercession of Blessed Jerzy, this favor for which I profoundly petition You.
May the sacrifice of life and his intercession with you be the cause for growth of Christian faith, unity and peace on earth. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
LITANY IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED JERZY POPIELUSZKO
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, our heavenly Father, 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
Blessed Jerzy, Martyr, pray for us
Courageous follower of Christ,
Faithful witness of the Gospel,
Focus upon the Cross of the Savior,
Venerator of Mary Immaculate,
Dedicated to God since childhood,
Raised in a pious family,
Zealous in his service at the Altar,
Who sought to imitate the Saints,
Faithful to the call of vocation,
Advocate for human dignity,
Defender of the unborn,
Merciful to the suffering,
Sensitive to the plight of victims,
Good Shepherd of workers,
Teacher of conquering evil with good,
Promoter of valor and solidarity,
Defender of Gospel values,
Who warns against revenge,
Advocate for hopefulness,
Faithful priest until the end,
Martyr for truth and freedom,
Intercessor of the causes of Church and nation,
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 merci on us.
P. I proclaimed your righteousness in the great assembly.
R. I have not restrained my lips, as you know, o Lord.
Let us pray: Almighty, and eternal God, You in your infinite wisdom created Blessed Jerzy as a faithful witness to the Gospel of love, look at his martyred death in defending his faith and the dignity of man and his accountability for causes, let us live in true freedom and may good always overcome evil. Through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
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Fr. Jerzy’s Litany to the Blessed Mother (May 1982)
Mother of those who place their hope in Solidarity, pray for us.
Mother of those who are deceived, pray for us.
Mother of those who are betrayed, pray for us.
Mother of those who are arrested in the night, pray for us.
Mother of those who are imprisoned, pray for us.
Mother of those who suffer from the cold, pray for us.
Mother of those who have been frightened, pray for us.
Mother of those who were subjected to interrogations, pray for us.
Mother of those innocents who have been condemned, pray for us.
Mother of those who speak the truth, pray for us.
Mother of those who cannot be corrupted, pray for us.
Mother of those who resist, pray for us.
Mother of orphans, pray for us.
Mother of those who have been molested because they wore your image, pray for us.
Mother of those who are forced to sign declarations contrary to their conscience, pray for us.
Mother of mothers who weep, pray for us.
Mother of fathers who have been so deeply saddened, pray for us.
Mother of suffering Poland, pray for us.
Mother of always faithful Poland, pray for us.
We beg you, O mother in whom resides the hope of millions of people, grant us to live in liberty and in truth, in fidelity to you and to your Son. Amen.
Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko pray for us.