Sunday, July 4th 2021, my weekend homily was inspired heavily by reflection on the Acts of the Apostles.

In Short, the grace that Saint Paul kept speaking of, from his encounter with Christ, should be the grace we experience when we encounter, taste, and receive Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

Separately from this consideration, I have written this Litany of Saints Peter and Paul for private devotion. (*Not for communal or liturgical use):

Private Litany to Ss. Peter and Paul

Invocations of Saint Peter

St. Peter, overcome by the holiness of Christ…     Pray for me.

St. Peter, who confessed the divinity of Christ by the revelation of the Father…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, made the Rock of the Church’s foundation by Christ…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, who in the Church’s name received the keys to the kingdom of heaven…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, prime minister of the Kingdom of God…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, humbly accepting Christ’s rebuke to your pride…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, chosen to confirm the faith of the brethren by the mediation of the Messiah…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, the penitent who thrice confessed his love of Christ to undo his threefold rejection…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, sharing the charism of Christ’s unshakable permanence…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, partaker of the Holy Spirit of Christ…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, master of the Messianic knowledge in David’s Psalms…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, overseer of the election of Matthias…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, son of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Upper Room…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, first proclaimer of the Resurrection on Pentecost…      Pray for me.

St. Peter, proclaimer of the Ascension and the incorruptibility of Christ…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, announcer of the Day of the Lord…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, herald of the saving grace of Baptism…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, teacher of the commandments of Christ with the Apostles…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, minister at the Breaking of the Bread…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, united to his brethren in prayer and charity…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, bestower of the sacrament of Confirmation to the Samaritans with the Apostle John…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, receiving the vision and call to the Gentiles…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, the first to baptize the Gentiles…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, announcer of the circumcision of the heart by faith…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, confirmer of the Gentiles as co-heirs with Israel by faith…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, interpreter of the fulfillment of the Law…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, bringing the catch of souls to the Lord in a net untorn…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, feeding the lambs of the Lord…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, tending the sheep of the Lord…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, taking part in Christ’s priesthood…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, girding your waist with humility…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, being led by the Holy Spirit where you would not go of your own…      Pray for me.  

St. Peter, stretching out your hands to glorify God by your death…      Pray for me. 

St. Peter, Apostle and martyr for Christ…      Pray for me. 

Invocations of Saint Paul 

St. Paul, recipient of the intercessory prayer of Steven…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, who met the risen Christ…      Pray for me.  

St. Paul, blinded by the brightness of the Resurrection…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, seeing the Light who is Christ…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, given sight by the hands of Ananias…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, baptized and enlightened to receive sight…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, chosen by the Holy Spirit with the Apostle Barnabas to preach to the Gentiles…      Pray for me.

St. Paul, becoming a “light to the nations” for the Church…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, obedient to the Holy Spirit…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, expositor of the opening of “the Door of Faith”…      Pray for me 

St. Paul, witness of the Holy Spirit at work in Peter…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, rejoicing in the disciplines of the Apostles and Presbyters of the Church…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, zealous for apostolic mission…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, baptizer of households and families…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, proclaimer of the God unknown to the pagans…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, proclaimer of Christ crucified…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, proclaimer of the Man Resurrected and appointed by God for the Day of Judgment…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, handing on the New Covenant in the Body and Blood of Christ…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, Administrator of the Holy Spirit by “the laying on of hands”…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, steward of the mysteries of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, confounder of Judases and false prophets…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, ready to be “bound and to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus”…      Pray for me.

St. Paul, the penitent believer remembering the witness of Steven…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, called by Christ to bear witness…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, imitator of Christ, imprisoned out of jealousy…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, before whom the powers of the world have no power…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, destined by God to endure every peril to your final witness…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, witness to the Resurrection by your appeal to Caesar…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, reaching the “ends of the earth” with the Gospel…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, fighter of the good fight and finisher of the race…      Pray for me. 

St. Paul, attainer of the crown of righteousness…      Pray for me.

St. Paul, Apostle and martyr for Christ…      Pray for me. 

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