Litanies and Incantations
Litany of War
To be shouted before entering combat:
Emperor, bestow on me Your righteous fury and Your furious strength. Let me become the storm that blasts the enemy from Your sight.
I fear no evil, I fear no death, for the Emperor comes for me.
To be recounted at any time:
Fear is naught, for my faith is strong.
Litany of Protection
To be recited and repeated in times of peril:
Mighty Emperor, spread Your divine light to protect me from the darkness.
Incantation of the Death Bringer
To be whispered inwardly before striking to kill (assassin’s litany):
I have become death, destroyer of foes.
Prayer of Invisibility
To be whispered when remaining hidden from the eyes of the enemy:
I am the darkness that surrounds me,
I am the air that surrounds me,
I am the land that hides me,
I wait to strike,
From the darkness
I wait to kill,
From out of thin air,
I am invisible,
And I am silent death.
Litany of the Lasgun
To be recited before firing your weapon:
Bringer of death, speak your name,
For you are my life, and the foe’s death.
Litany of Penetration
To be recited when firing a weapon:
Oh Holy Emperor, hear my prayer,
Guide this missile, hold it true,
Let it part their steel and weak armour,
And crack their cowardly skin,
And smite the foe from Your sight.
Prayer for Ignition
To be recited when priming an explosive device:
Spirit of fire,
Prime this weapon,
And blast the foe,
From the Emperor’s sight.
Blessing of the Bomb
To be recited when priming an explosive:
You are a weapon of men,
A bright, short light to blast the foe,
When darkness descends.
You are the bomb of men,
To lift the foe from off their feet,
So they no longer profane the Emperor’s soil.
Litany of Accuracy
To be recited quietly, during the aim and before taking the shot:
Grant me the sight of the eagle, the calm of the breeze, the patience of a saint and the skill to smite the foe from afar.
Oath to Bring Quick Death to a Fallen Comrade
To be recited before administering the Emperor’s Mercy to a fallen comrade:
Emperor, give me strength to carry out the deed, and Brother, grant me forgiveness for what I am about to do. The end will be swift, and the Eternal gates swing wide for you. Your duty is done, and I must now do mine.
Incantation of the Maimed
I lost a limb, but I gained faith.
For I survived!
Litany to Staunch a Wound
To be recited and repeated when grievously hurt:
I pray to slow the blood and close the wound.
Litany of Forgiveness
To be recited when near to death:
Sweet God-Emperor, forgive Your servant his sins, and remember I am just a man.