Litany of St. Andrew the Apostle

Composed for St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Algiers, LA. - 11-30-99

Andrew, Native of Bethsaida in Galilee.........Pray for us.
Andrew, Son of Jona, a fisherman.................Pray for us.
Andrew, Brother to Simon Peter
Andrew, "First Called" by Jesus
Andrew, baptized in the Jordan
Andrew, disciple of John the Baptist
Andrew, follower of Jesus
Andrew, a fisher of men
Andrew, who helped feed the 5,000

Apostle Andrew, a man of kindly nature...............Intercede for us.
Apostle Andrew, a man with a cheerful spirit.......Intercede for us.
Apostle Andrew, an innocent and good man
Apostle Andrew, friend of children and the elderly
Apostle Andrew, who cured people of diseases
Apostle Andrew, preacher of the love of God
Apostle Andrew, prisoner of the lamb of God
Apostle Andrew, crowned with martyrdom
Apostle Andrew, patient in your scourging
Apostle Andrew, lover of the cross

St. Andrew, through your example as a parish patron saint, people are finding the Messiah in Algiers, Lousiana
.....Inspire us to bring people to Jesus.
St. Andrew, the gospel is being proclaimed here in prayer, worship and service
.....Inspire us to evangelize.
St. Andrew, faith is being handed on through the parish school, religious education and RCIA
.....Inspire us to pass on the faith.
St. Andrew, people are meeting Jesus in outreach ministries
.....Inspire us to continue reaching out.
St. Andrew, care is given to the sick and shut-ins
.....Inspire us to be caregivers.
St. Andrew, consolation is here for the bereaved
.....Inspire us to be consolers.
St. Andrew, hospitality is here for the lost and marginalized
.....Inspire us to open wide the doors.
St. Andrew, kindness is here for the forgotten
.....Inspire us to be kind.
St. Andrew, forgiveness is here for the estranged
.....Inspire us to be forgivers.
St. Andrew, gentleness is here for the abused
.....Inspire us to be gentle.

Lamb of God, who called Andrew to serve.......Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who called Andrew to evangelize.......Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who called Andrew to witness.........Have mercy on us.

Let us pray:
God of surprises, you called St. Andrew from being a fisherman to being an evangelist. Give to St. Andrew the Apostle parish his sense of adventure so that we may honor his name and his life by continuing to take risks and draw people to your son, Jesus.

As we enter a new thousand years of Christianity, inspire us to share our Catholic faith and life with all who desire a deeper and more personal relationship with your son, Jesus, who loves us into new ways of living in this new millennium. We pray in his name, Jesus the Lord, now and forever. Amen.

Composed by: Rev. Paul G. Mast
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