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THE LITANY OF
BAPTISMAL PROMISES
(For personal use only.)


[This Litany,based on the Baptismal Promises and the Ten Commandments, was written for the purpose of reflecting upon one's true commitment towards renouncing Satan, his allurements or tempations.]


I promise to reject the worshiping of idols,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all affiliation with heresies,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all affiliation with schismatic groups,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the perception that all religions are equal,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all recourse to mediums,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all attempts to tame occult powers,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the practicing of magic and sorcery,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all involvement in the occult,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all involvement in new age practices,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all involvement in astrology and horoscopes,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of gambling,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the belief that one can be saved by good works alone,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the using of the Lord’s name in vain,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the sin of  blasphemy against the Holy Spirit,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.
I promise to reject the making of a vow without first consulting a spiritual director,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the desire not to go to Church on Sunday and holy days,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise not to do unnecessary work on Sundays and holy days,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise not to receive Holy Communion while in a state of mortal sin,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of disrespect towards my parents,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of disrespect towards family members and relatives,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of disrespect towards my friends and co-workers,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of disrespect towards all those with whom I come in contact,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of disrespect towards lawful authorities, both religious and civil,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of disrespect towards those under my authority (employers),
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all participation in social injustice,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of murder, direct or indirect,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the death penalty,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all unjust wars,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all support and participation in abortions,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to  reject all support and participation of birth control,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all support and participation in euthanasia,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to  reject suicide and assisted suicide,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject Living Wills that promote the denial of basic needs,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject acts of cowardice when required to defend my country in just wars,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the sins of hatred and anger,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the sins of jealousy and quarreling.
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the sin of adultery,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the sin of fornication with either sexes,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to  reject the sin of prostitution,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the rape of women,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the sin of sodomy,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to  reject all forms of lust and impurity,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of pornography,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject polygamy,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all non-Sacramental marriages,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all second marriage lacking an annulment,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject same sex marriages,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of child abuse,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of abuse of the elderly,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the abuse of those who suffer a mental or physical disability,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the abuse and torture or prisoners,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the sin of stealing,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to  reject the destruction of the property of others,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the manipulation of the price of goods for my profit,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the influencing of the judgment of those who make decisions,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the doing of poor work for my employer,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of tax evasion,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.						

I promise to reject the forgery of cheques and Invoices,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the defrauding of others,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject excessive spending and wasting,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the misuse of Church and public funds,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the bearing of false witness against my neighbour,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the damaging of another person’s reputation,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the telling of the faults and misdeeds of others,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to  reject all forms of boasting or bragging,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the disclosing of confidential information that is confided to me,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the distorting of the truth (journalists),
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the desiring of my neighbor’s spouse,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the envying of the good fortune of another,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the desiring of earthly goods without limit,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the wishing of poverty on someone in order to attain his goods,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the sin of pride,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the uncontrolled consumption of food,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the uncontrolled drinking of beverages, 
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of sorrow over another’s good fortune,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the thoughts of not providing financial support to my Church,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all laxity in keeping my faith in the Catholic Church,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to  reject the lack of practice of virtue,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all false apparitions condemned by local Catholic Bishops,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject all forms of disobedience to my Bishop,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise not to support politicians who oppose Catholic teachings,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the abuse of alcohol and drugs,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to  reject the illegal distribution of alcohol and drugs,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject any involvement in pollution,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject genetic engineering,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject the abuse and torture of animals,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

I promise to reject my personal interpretations of the Holy Bible,
Strengthen me Lord Jesus.

Lord God, renewing my baptismal promises, 
I renounce the devil, 
his allurements or temptations, 
and promise to live according to the teachings of Christ and His Church.
Take me under Your protection 
and grant me sufficient grace 
to battle the forces of evil until my last breath.  
You see Lord, “I do not understand my own actions.  
For I do not do what I want, 
but I do the very thing I hate.” [Rom. 7:15] 
My “spirit indeed is willing, 
but the flesh is weak.” [Mt. 26:41]  

I ask this through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
in the Name of the Father, 
and the Son, 
and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

[Author: Jonn, webmaster, Catholic Doors Ministry, P. O. Box 7615, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 4R4, Canada; November 24, 2008.]




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