Saturday, July 30, 2011

Chaplet of the Most Precious Blood

Hi -
Greg here.
I just wanted to share with readers how the chaplet of the Most Precious Blood may fulfill Our Lady's request at Garabandal in her Second Formal Message: "Think about the Passion of Jesus." I have found the praying of the chaplet grace-filled and inspiring. Its purpose initially was (and is) to pray for those cardinals, bishops and priests who have gone on to their eternal reward, but who are found in the state of Purgatory. (At Garabandal, Our Lady requested of us over and over again to "pray for priests.") It is also an efficient way to pray for those Servants who are our shepherds here on earth now. Below is a picture of the chaplet and explanation of how it is to be prayed, for those of you who may not be familiar with it.
Chaplet of the Precious Blood Heart Shaped Beads



There are seven (7) mysteries of Christ's shedding His Blood for us. The Lord's Prayer without the Hail Mary is said five times after each mystery, except the last time, where it is said three times. In all, 33 times the Lord's Prayer is recited to honor the thirty-three years of Christ's life.

V. O God, come to my assistance.
R. Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

First Mystery. Christ shed His Blood in the Circumcision. Let us ask for chastity of soul and body.

Our Father 5 times.
Glory be to the Father 1 time, followed by -

V. We beg You, Lord, help your Servants,
R. Whom You have redeemed with Your Most Precious Blood.

(The above invocation is said after the
"Glory be" of each mystery.)

Second Mystery. Jesus shed His Blood in the Agony of the Garden.
Let us ask for the spirit of prayer.

Third Mystery. Jesus shed His Blood in the Scouraging at the Pillar.
Let us ask for patience and self control.

Jesus Passions, Holy Monastery of Stavronikita...Image via Wikipedia
Fourth Mystery. Jesus shed His Blood in the Crowning of Thorns.
Let us ask for humility to atone for pride.

Fifth Mystery. Jesus shed His Blood while carrying His Cross to Calvary.
Let us ask for acceptance of our daily crosses.

Sixth Mystery. Jesus shed His Blood in the terrible Crucifixion.
Let us ask for contrition.

Seventh Mystery. Jesus shed Blood and Water from His side pierced by a lance.
Let us ask for perseverance.

As an option, the Litany of the Most Precious Blood may be recited at the end of the last Mystery:

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, 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, Sanctifier of souls, 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 everlasting Covenant, save us.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in agony, save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing from the Crown 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, in the Holy Eucharist, save us.
Blood of Christ, river 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, maker of virgins, save us.
Blood of Christ, help of those in distress, 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, promise of Eternal life, save us.
Blood of Christ, which frees souls from Purgatory, save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all honor and glory, save us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

You have redeemed the world, O Lord, in Your Blood,
And made for us a heavenly kingdom. Let us pray:

Almighty and Eternal God, You have given to us Your only begotten Son, Our Redeemer, and
willed to be appeased by His Blood. Grant, we beg of You, that we may worthily adore this
price for 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.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (Sign of the Cross is made)
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