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WHAT SHOULD I BE IF I HAD NOT BEEN REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST?

WHAT SHOULD I BE IF I HAD NOT BEEN REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST?

PRAYER TO THE PRECIOUS BLOOD.

[Indulgence, 300 days each time.]

O Most Precious Blood of Eternal Life, the ransom and redemption of the whole universe, the drink and bath of our souls, thou Who art ever pleading our cause of men before the throne of God’s sovereign mercy; I adore thee most profoundly, and desire, as far as it is in my power, to compensate thee for the insults and affronts which thou art continually receiving at the hands of men, especially of those who rashly dare to blaspheme thee.

And who is there that will not bless this Blood of infinite value? Who is there that will not feel himself inflamed with love for Jesus Who shed it? What should I be if I had not been redeemed by this Divine Blood? What was it that drew thee forth from the veins of my Lord, even to the last drop? Ah! it was nought else but love.

O boundless love, that has given us this balsam of salvation! O Balsam beyond price, streaming forth from the well-spring of a boundless love, grant, oh, grant that every heart and tongue may praise, and magnify, and bless thee, now and for ever, even unto the day of eternity! Amen.

V. Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, with thy Blood.

R. And thou hast made us a kingdom unto our God.

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916

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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Devotions

 

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HE WHO ONCE IN RIGHTEOUS VENGEANCE (HYMN)

HE WHO ONCE IN RIGHTEOUS VENGEANCE (HYMN)

He who once, in righteous vengeance,

Whelmed the world beneath the flood,

Once again in mercy cleansed it

With the stream of his own Blood,

Coming from his throne on high

On the painful Cross to die.

 

Blest with this all-saving shower,

Earth her beauty straight resumed;

In the place of thorns and briers,

Myrtles sprang, and roses bloomed:

Bitter wormwood of the waste

Into honey changed its taste.

 

Scorpions ceased; the slimy serpent

Laid his deadly poison by;

Savage beasts of cruel instinct

Lost their wild ferocity;

Welcoming the gentle reign

Of the Lamb for sinners slain.

 

Oh, the wisdom of th’ Eternal!

Oh, its depth, and height divine!

Oh, the sweetness of that mercy

Which in Jesus Christ doth shine!

Slaves we were condemned to die!

Our King pays the penalty!

 

When before the Judge we tremble,

Conscious of his broken laws,

May this Blood, in that dread hour,

Cry aloud, and plead our cause;

Bid our guilty terrors cease,

Be our pardon and our peace.

 

Prince and Author of salvation,

Lord of majesty supreme,

Jesu, praise to thee be given

By the world thou didst redeem;

Who with the Father and the Spirit,

Reignest in eternal merit.

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

 

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THE CONSTANT PRAYER OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD

THE CONSTANT PRAYER OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD

(You can repeat this prayer constantly when going about your daily business, as St Catherine of Siena did.)

Precious Blood, ocean of divine mercy: Flow upon us!
Precious Blood, most pure offering: Procure us every grace!
Precious Blood, hope and refuge of sinners: Atone for us!
Precious Blood, delight of holy souls: Draw us!
Amen.

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2016 in Devotions

 

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CONSECRATION TO THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

Conscious, merciful Saviour, of my nothingness and of thy sublimity, I cast myself at thy feet and thank thee for the many proofs of thy grace shown to me, thy ungrateful creature. I thank thee especially for delivering me by thy Precious Blood from the destructive power of Satan. In the presence of my dear Mother Mary, my Guardian Angel, my Patron Saint and the whole Company of Heaven, I dedicate myself voluntarily with a sincere heart, O dearest Jesus, to thy Precious Blood, by which thou hast redeemed the world from sin, death and hell. I promise thee with the help of thy grace and to the utmost of my strength to stir up and foster devotion to thy Precious Blood, the Price of our Redemption, so that thy adorable Blood may be honoured and glorified by all. In this way, I wish to make reparation for my disloyalty towards thy Precious Blood of love, and to make satisfaction to thee for the many profanations which men commit against that Precious Price of their salvation.

O would that my own sins, my coldness, and all the acts of disrespect I have ever committed against thee, O holy, Precious Blood, could be undone. Behold, O dearest Jesus, I offer to thee the love, honour and adoration which thy most holy Mother, thy faithful Disciples and all Saints have offered to thy Precious Blood, I ask thee to forget my earlier faithlessness and coldness, and to forgive all who offend thee. Sprinkle me, O divine Saviour, and all men with thy Precious Blood, so that we, O Crucified Love, may love thee from now on with all our hearts, and worthily honour the Price of our salvation. Amen.

 

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THREE PRECIOUS BLOOD PRAYERS

Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ in atonement for my sins, and in supplication for the holy souls in Purgatory and for the needs of holy Church. Amen.

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Dear Jesus, moved by an impulse of love, and with purity of intention, I wish to cover my humble labours with Your merits and bathe them in the supernatural gold of Your Precious Blood. I desire to consecrate my life to the saving of souls and the extension of Your glory, and I beg the Heavenly Father for as many souls as You shed drops of Blood during Your Passion. Amen.

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Precious Blood, ocean of divine mercy:
Flow upon us!
Precious Blood, most pure offering:
Procure us every grace!
Precious Blood, hope and refuge of sinners:
Atone for us!
Precious Blood, delight of holy souls:
Draw us! Amen.

 

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“WE PRAY TOGETHER AND GIVE THANKS FOR THE UNITY OF FAITH”

CHRISTIANS DURING THE SEASON OF LENT

It is an excellent thing to pass from one prayer to another, to advance from keeping one fast or solemnity to another. Now we are very near to that time which is a new beginning for us, the blessed Passion in which the Lord was sacrificed.

We are nourished by the Food of Life and, with His precious Blood as from a fountain, we delight our souls. God gives the happiness of salvation and gathers us all together, uniting us spiritually wherever we may be, helping us to pray together and give thanks in the unity of faith.
– St Athanasius, 4th century

 

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THERE IS A GREEN HILL FAR AWAY (HYMN)

1. There is a green hill far away,
without a city wall,
where the dear Lord was crucified
who died to save us all.

2. We may not know, we cannot tell,
what pains he had to bear,
but we believe it was for us
he hung and suffered there.

3. He died that we might be forgiven,
he died to make us good;
that we might go at last to heaven,
saved by his precious blood.

4. There was no other good enough
to pay the price of sin;
he only could unlock the gate
of heaven, and let us in.

5. O, dearly, dearly has he loved,
and we must love him too,
and trust in his redeeming blood,
and try his works to do.

– Cecil Francis Alexander (1818-1895)

 
 

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