Litany of Blessed Benedict Daswa Martyr of Christ

Leader= L All = A


L: Lord have mercy on us                          A:       Lord have mercy on us

Christ have mercy on us                                      Christ have mercy on us

Lord have mercy on us                                         Lord have mercy on us

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


Holy Mary Mother of God                                                     pray for us

Holy Mary Assumed into Heaven                                           pray for us

Saint Joseph Spouse of the Mother of God                             pray for us


Blessed Tshimangadzo Samuel Benedict Daswa,

Martyr of Jesus, who thwarted false worship                      pray for us

Martyr of Jesus, who rebuked superstition,                         pray for us

Martyr of Jesus, who forgave his murderers,                       pray for us

Martyr of Jesus, who stood against the injustices of mobs,pray for us

Martyr of Jesus, who conquered cruelty and violence,  pray for us

Compassionate friend of the poor,                                     pray for us

Committed lay minister of the Church                              pray for us

Zealous catechist of the Catholic faith,                              pray for us

Dedicated and faithful husband in a blessed marriage, pray for us

Loving father and steadfast family man,                           pray for us

Diligent cultivator of fruit and grain,                                 pray for us

Inspiring and trusted community worker,                       pray for us

Coherent educator of the youth,                                    pray for us

Exemplary coach of young people in sports,               pray for us

Caring and disciplined school principal,                      pray for us

Consoler of the sick,                                                          pray for us

Comforter of young people in distress,                          pray for us

Bastion of hope and joy for the youth,                          pray for us

Powerful defender for the diabolically afflicted,         pray for us

Martyr of Jesus, who was victorious over witchcraft,pray for us

Martyr of Jesus, who was heroic

in his witness to the Gospel,                                            pray for us

Martyr of Jesus, who trusted in Divine Providence,  pray for us

Martyr of Jesus, who was a true peace maker,           pray for us


L: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world         A: Spare us, O Lord.

L: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world     A: Graciously hear us, O Lord

L: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world     A: Have mercy on us.

L: Christ, hear us.                                        A: Christ, graciously hear us.


L: Pray for us, O Blessed Benedict Daswa,
A: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


L: Let us pray:


A: Loving God, we thank you for the gift of Blessed Benedict Daswa, a man of deep faith, fearless courage and generous charity. We give you praise for his wonderful example as a devoted family man, educator and faithful catechist. Led by your Holy Spirit, Blessed Benedict remained faithful to your Gospel of truth and goodness in the face of violent opposition and hatred. May the example of his generous sacrifice inspire us to grow in appreciation of the sacredness of every human life. Listen favourably, we pray, to the intercessions of Blessed Benedict on behalf of your faithful people who seek healing, strength and courage. May his prayers obtain for us the miracles needed for your Church to proclaim him a saint of our time and apostle to our present world. We make this prayer through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen