lord hear us

For an escape from tyranny: Lord, hear our prayer

For the protection of the weak: Lord, hear our prayer

For the empowerment of the oppressed: Lord, hear our prayer

For the safety of the marginalised: Lord, hear our prayer

For the survival of our homeland: Lord, hear our prayer

For the guarding of our civil and human rights: Lord, hear our prayer

Deliver us, Lord, from this spreader of deceit, hatred, and fear. Protect us from his schemes and shield us from his greed. And forgive us, Lord, for allowing him to get this far. 

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Xeria wrings her hands together nervously as she watches the other castle approach through the window of their carriage. Her Older brother, Xigbar places a comforting hand over top of hers. “Relax Xeria. Ever if Prince Reno does not agree, we’ll find someone else. I promised to get you away from our father so that he can no longer hurt you and I intend to keep that promise.”

She merely nods. It seems like only an instant passes before she is standing wiht her brother in the throne room in front of the Prince of this nation. They both bow deeply and Xigbar steps forward to speak. “Prince, Reno. My name is Xigbar Freeshooter. This is my younger sister Xeria. We come before you today to make a request of you. We know that this is a very forward request and it is not our place to make it since we are only the children of a lord, but please hear us out before you answer our request. I wish for yout o take my younger sister as your bride. Our father who was once a good and kindly man, has recently turned cold and cruel and has raised a hand to harm my sister in recent months. I wish you to take her as your bride so that she may be out of harms way from our father since he wouldn’t dare harmt he fiance of our nation’s prince. Please, your majesty, I beg of you to take my sister as your bride so that she may be safe.” Xigbar explains, falling silent as both he and Xeria wait with baited breath to hear the prince’s response.

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Litany of the Precious Blood

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

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father, save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God, save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament, save us.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony, save us.
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging, save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns, save us.
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross, save us.
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation, save us.
Blood of Christ, Without Which there is no forgiveness, save us.
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy, save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons, save us.
Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs, save us.
Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors, save us.
Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins, save us.
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril, save us.
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened, save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow, save us.
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent, save us.
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying, save us.
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts, save us.
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life, save us.

Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory, save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor, save us.

Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who take 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, O Lord!

Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood.
And made us, for our God, a Kingdom.

Let us pray.

Almighty and eternal God, You have appointed Your only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by His Blood. Grant we beg of You, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in Heaven through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.