litany - Dictionary definition and meaning for word litany
split the word LIT+ANY . god give LIGHT to ANY of my numerous requests. Hence, long prayes or repetitious list.
litany = light (lit ) + many (any) ; light as many candles as possible and pray along with the father (repeat the prayers aft father) ... not much meaningful but hope it helps you !
you knelt down before God and lit a knee on fire to say a prayer
try to relate it with the word Amin..and thats what we people say in Litany !