Prayers in Honor of Christ's Precious Blood

to O Sacred Head Surrounded

NOVENA TO THE PRECIOUS BLOOD

By the Voice of Thy Blood, O Jesus! I would press Thee, solicit Thee, importune Thee, though Thou seemest to reject my supplications. I will not leave Thy bleeding feet until Thou hearest me. Too many graces, too many mercies have come from Thy Blood, for me not to hope, even to the end in its efficacy.

Then, O Jesus! by the Precious Blood seven times shed for the welfare of men, by each drop of that Sacred Price of our redemption, by the tears of Thy Immaculate Mother, I conjure Thee, I supplicate Thee, hear my earnest prayer. (Here, specify your request).

O Thou, who during all the days of Thy mortal life, consoled so many sufferings, healed so many infirmities, raised so often a sinking courage; Thou will not fail to have pity on a soul who cries to Thee from the depths of her anguish! Oh, no, it is impossible! Another sigh from my heart, and from the wound in Thine own, there will flow to me, upon a wave of Thy merciful Blood, the grace so ardently desired. O Jesus, Jesus! hasten the moment when Thou wilt change my tears into joy, my sighs into thanksgivings.

Holy Mary, Source of the Divine Blood! I conjure Thee not to lose this occasion of glorifying the Blood which made Thee Immaculate. Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, the merits, love and sufferings of His Sacred Heart, the tears and sorrows of Our Immaculate Mother, as the price of the favor I wish to obtain, if it is for Thy glory and my salvation. Amen.

Novena to the Precious Blood
Honoring the 7 bloodsheddings of Jesus Christ:

1.  Circumcision.
2.  Agony in the Garden.
3.  Scourging.
4.  Crowning with thorns.
5.  Carrying of the cross.
6.  Crucifixion.
7.  The piercing of His Heart.

Lord, Thou bearest me written in Thy Hands in letter of indelible red which are Thy Holy Wounds, and to inspire me with confidence, Thou gently sayest:  "I have written thee in My Hands with the marks of My most Holy Wounds."

Therefore, will I ever say to Thee:  "Read, Lord Jesus, read that handwriting and save me through Thy Precious Blood."

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I have asked Thee for many favors, but I plead for this one.

Take it, place it in Thine open, broken Heart, and when the Eternal Father sees it, covered with the mantle of Thy most Precious Blood, He will not refuse it, if, in His infinite and farseeing wisdom, He sees it is best for my spiritual and temporal welfare.  It is not alone my prayer, but Thine.
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The 7 Bloodsheddings

1.  The Circumcision.  The Circumcision calls me to a life of union with God; "Abide in Me and I in you!"  Jesus receives His name in a Baptism of Blood.  He shares in our human life, that we might share in His Divine Life.
R/. By the merits of Thy Precious Blood, shed seven times, keep me ever united to Thee; save me at death from the agonizing memory of a wasted life. 

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2.  The Agony in the Garden.  The Agony in the Garden shows sin as the destroyer of our life of union with God.  Jesus sweated Blood because He foresaw me rejecting Him for sin.  My many sins have crushed His Bleeding Heart.
R/. By the merits of Thy Precious Blood, shed seven times, keep me ever united to Thee; save me at death from the agonizing memory of a wasted life. 

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3.  The Scouring.  The Scourging warns me against being separated frm union with God, forever in Hell.  As my Savior, He suffers scourges, instead of me who deserves them; to save me from the scourages of sin, both in this world, and in Hell.
R/. By the merits of Thy Precious Blood, shed seven times, keep me ever united to Thee; save me at death from the agonizing memory of a wasted life. 

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4.  The Crowing with Thorns.  The Crowing with Thorns counsels mental prayer as a means of preserving my life of union with God.  Spiky thorns almost scalped His Head.  As they crowned Him Fool and bent the knee before Him in mock prayer and worship, what mental sufferings Our Lord endured.
R/. By the merits of Thy Precious Blood, shed seven times, keep me ever united to Thee; save me at death from the agonizing memory of a wasted life. 

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5.  The Carrying of the Cross.  The carrying of the Cross emphasizes patience in carrying my cross through life, as the second mens of keeping my life of union with God.  His Cross crushed Him to the ground, old Wounds were widened.  New Wounds were opened in His Hands and Knees.  To carry my cross patiently in union with Him, is my best penance for past sin and the best protection against future sin.
R/. By the merits of Thy Precious Blood, shed seven times, keep me ever united to Thee; save me at death from the agonizing memory of a wasted life. 

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6.  The Crucifixion.  The Crucifixion urges:  never give up the ideal of a life united with God.  Jesus now clings to His Eternal Ideal.  Whenever I am tempted to give up my old ideals of prayer, sacrifice, and purity, I must plead with Him to raise these dead ideals to life.
R/. By the merits of Thy Precious Blood, shed seven times, keep me ever united to Thee; save me at death from the agonizing memory of a wasted life. 

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7.  The Piercing of the Heart.  The Piercing of the Heart inspires me to final perseverance in my life of union with God.  His Love for me persevered until His Heart was emptied unto the last Drop.  "Take courage", He says, "I have overcome the world."  I reply, "Lord, what would Thou have me do?"
R/. By the merits of Thy Precious Blood, shed seven times, keep me ever united to Thee; save me at death from the agonizing memory of a wasted life. 

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From The New Revised Jesus, Mary, Joseph Novena Manual by Fr. Stedman, published by the Confraternity of the Precious Blood, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Act of Consecration to the  Most Precious Blood

Blood of Jesus, inebriate me! O Jesus, my Beloved Savior, ever present in the Tabernacle, to be the strength, the joy and the food of souls, I come to consecrate myself to Thy Precious Blood, and to pledge Thee my sincere love and fidelity. Pierced with sorrow at the remembrance of Thy sufferings, the contemplation of the Cross, and the thought of the outrages and contempt lavished by ungrateful souls upon Thy dear Blood, I long, O my Jesus, to bring joy to Thy Heart, and to make Thee forget my sins, and those of the whole world, by consecrating my body and soul to Thy service. I desire, my Jesus, to live henceforth, only by Thy Blood and for Thy Blood. I now choose It as my greatest treasure and the dearest object of my love. 

O merciful Redeemer, deign to regard me as a perpetual adorer of Thy Most Precious Blood, and be pleased to accept my prayers, my deeds and my sacrifices, as so many acts of reparation and love. 

Heavenly Wine, giver of purity and strength, pour down upon my soul. Make of my heart a living chalice from which grace shall constantly flow on those that love Thee, and especially on poor sinners that offend Thee. Teach me to honor Thee and to make Thee honored by others. Give me power to draw to Thee cold and hardened hearts, that they may feel how infinitely Thy consolations surpass those of the world.

O Blood of my Crucified Savior, detach me from the world, and the spirit of the world. Make me love suffering and sacrifice, after the example of St. Catherine of Sienna, who loved Thee so much [and whom I choose again today as my special patroness]. 

O Precious Blood, be my strength amid the trials and struggles of exile. Grant that at the hour of death I may be able to bless Thee for having been the comfort and the sanctification of my soul, before becoming, in Heaven, the everlasting object of my love and praise.

Saints of God, who owe thy happiness to the Blood of Jesus; Angelic spirits, who sing Its glory and power, august Virgin, who to It owest the privileges of thine Immaculate Conception and Divine Maternity, help me to pay to the Precious Blood of my Redeemer a perpetual homage of adoration, reparation and thanksgiving. Amen. 

THE SEVEN OFFERINGS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for the propagation and exaltation of my dear Mother the Holy Church, for the safety and prosperity of her visible Head, the Holy Roman Pontiff, for the cardinals, bishops, and pastors of souls, and for all the ministers of the sanctuary.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was
in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed and praised forevermore be Jesus Who hath saved us by His Precious Blood!

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for the peace and concord of nations, for the conversion of the enemies of our holy Faith, and for the happiness of all Christian people.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was
in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed and praised forevermore be Jesus Who hath saved us by His Precious Blood!

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for the repentance of unbelievers, the extirpation of all heresies, and the conversion of sinners.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was
in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed and praised forevermore be Jesus Who hath saved us by His Precious Blood!

Eternal Father, we offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for all my relations, friends and enemies, for the poor, the sick, and those in tribulation, and for all those for whom Thou willest I should pray, or knowest that I ought to pray.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was
in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed and praised forevermore be Jesus Who hath saved us by His Precious Blood!

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Redeemer, for all those who shall this day pass to another life, that Thou mayest preserve them from the pains of Hell and admit them the more readily to the possession of Thy glory.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was
in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed and praised forevermore be Jesus Who hath saved us by His Precious Blood!

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for all those who are lovers of the Treasure of His Blood, and for all those who join with me in adoring and honoring It, and for all those who try to spread devotion to it.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was
in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed and praised forevermore be Jesus Who hath saved us by His Precious Blood!

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Thy Beloved Son and my Divine Redeemer, for all my wants, spiritual and temporal, for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and particularly for those most forgotten, the Souls of priests, and for those who in their lifetime were most devoted to this Price of our Redemption, and to the Sorrows and pains of our dear Mother, Most Holy Mary.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was
in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Blessed and praised forevermore be Jesus Who hath saved us by His Precious Blood!

Chaplet of the Precious Blood of Jesus

Each red bead of the Precious Blood Chaplet represents a chalice filled with the Divine Blood of Jesus, uplifted by Our Lady to the Eternal Father, imploring every grace necessary for your soul and body.

This Chaplet is divided into 7 groups, containing 33 "Our Father's" in honor of the 33 years during which the Precious Blood flowed through the veins of Jesus Christ, before It was all poured out on the Cross for our salvation. After each group, a "Glory Be" is recited in thanksgiving to the Holy Trinity for this great gift of the Precious Blood. While reciting these prayers, meditate on the
7 bloodsheddings of Jesus:

First Mystery: Jesus shed His Blood in the Circumcision.
Let us ask for chastity of body and soul.
Recite the "Our Father" 5 times, "Glory Be" once.
V/. We pray You, Lord, help your servants.
R/. Whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood.

Second Mystery: Jesus shed His Blood in the Agony while praying
in the Garden of Olives.
Let us ask for the spirit of prayer.
Recite the "Our Father" 5 times, "Glory Be" once.
V/. We pray You, Lord, help your servants.
R/. Whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood.

Third Mystery: Jesus shed His Blood in the Scourging at the Pillar.
Let us ask for patience and self-control.
Recite the "Our Father" 5 times, "Glory Be" once.
V/. We pray You, Lord, help your servants.
R/. Whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood.

Fourth Mystery: Jesus shed His Blood in the Crowning with Thorns.
Let us ask for humility to atone for pride.
Recite the "Our Father" 5 times, "Glory Be" once.
V/. We pray You, Lord, help your servants.
R/. Whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood.

Fifth Mystery: Jesus shed His Blood while carrying His Cross to Calvary.
Let us ask for acceptance of our daily crosses.
Recite the "Our Father" 5 times, "Glory Be" once.
V/. We pray You, Lord, help your servants.
R/. Whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood.

Sixth Mystery: Jesus shed His Blood in the Terrible Crucifixion.
Let us ask for contrition.
Recite the "Our Father" 5 times, "Glory Be" once.
V/. We pray You, Lord, help your servants.
R/. Whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood.

Seventh Mystery: Jesus shed Blood and water from His Side pierced by a lance.
Let us ask for perseverance.
Recite the "Our Father" 3 times, "Glory Be" once.
V/. We pray You, Lord, help your servants.
R/. Whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood.

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
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.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God, save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament, save us.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony, save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning of Thorns, save us.
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross, save us.
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation, save us.
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness, save us.
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy, save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons, save us.
Blood of Christ, courage of martyrs, save us.
Blood of Christ, strength of confessors, save us.
Blood of Christ, bringing forth virgins, save us.
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril, save us.
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened, save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow, save us.
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent, save us.
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying, save us.
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts, save us.
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life, save us.
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory, save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor, save us.
Lamb of God, You Who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You Who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. You have redeemed us, O Lord, in Your Blood.
R. And made us, for our God, a kingdom.

Let us pray:
Almighty and eternal God, You have appointed Your only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by His Blood. Grant we beg of You, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven. Through the same Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

See Prayers in Honor of Christ's Wounds, Passion, and Death

Pray also the Prayers of St. Bridget and St. Gertrude: their
meditations on the Passion of Christ
.

Pray the Way of the Cross!

Recommended Reading

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ On the Passion of Christ The Power of the Cross The King, Crucified and Risen Devotion to the Most Precious Blood

The Passion Novena The Mystery of the Cross A Crucified Christ in Holy Week A Guide to the Passion

Characters of the Passion The Agony of Jesus They Bore the Wounds of Christ The Pain of Christ and the Sorrow of God

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