Raphael, Crucifixion with the Virgin, Saints and Angels, 1503 (Wikimedia Commons)

Prayers for Devotion to the Precious Blood

The veneration of Our Lord’s Blood is as old as our Holy Faith. The Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ was shed for the salvation of sinners. Therefore, we should frequently beseech Our Lord to cleanse us through His saving Blood and purify souls from all stains of sin.


Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. 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, only-begotten Son of the
Eternal Father, save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God,
save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal
Testament, etc.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in
the Agony,
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the
Scourging,
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the
Crowning with Thorns,
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross,
Blood of Christ, Price of our Salvation,
Blood of Christ, without which there is
no forgiveness,
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic Drink and
Refreshment of Souls,
Blood of Christ, River of Mercy,
Blood of Christ, Victor over Demons,
Blood of Christ, Courage of Martyrs,
Blood of Christ, Strength of Confessors,
Blood of Christ, bringing forth virgins,
Blood of Christ, Help of those in Peril
Blood of Christ, Relief of the Burdened,
Blood of Christ, Solace in Sorrow,
Blood of Christ, Hope of the Penitent,
Blood of Christ, Consolation of the Dying,
Blood of Christ, Peace and Tenderness of
Hearts,
Blood of Christ, Pledge of Eternal Life,
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from
Purgatory,
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory
and honor,
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins
of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins
of the world,
Have mercy on us.

V. Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy
Blood,
R. And made of us a kingdom for our God.

Let Us Pray

Almighty and Eternal God, Thou hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world and willed to be appeased by His Blood. Grant, we beseech Thee, that we may worthily adore this Price of our Salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of this present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in Heaven. Through the same Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

Invocations to the Precious Blood of Jesus

PRECIOUS Blood of Jesus, shed in the Circumcision, make me chaste of mind, heart and body.

Precious Blood, oozing from every pore in the Agony of Jesus, grant me to love
above all things the holy and Adorable Will of God.

Precious Blood, flowing abundantly in the Scourging at the Pillar, inspire me with a keen sorrow for my sins and a love of suffering.

Precious Blood, falling in profusion from the Crown of Thorns, grant me a love of humiliations.

Precious Blood, furrowing the way to Calvary, fill me with courage to walk unfalteringly in the bloody footsteps of Jesus.

Precious Blood, shed so profusely in the Crucifixion of my Jesus, make me die entirely to self-love.

Precious Blood, shed to the very last drop by the opening of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, give me that generous love that sacrifices all for God.

Precious Blood, sacred source from whence flow all graces, apply Thine infinite merits to my soul.

Precious Blood, Whose virtue animates and vivifies our actions, apply Thine infinite merits to all our works.

Life-Giving Fountain, in which the soul fully slakes its thirst, saturate me with pure love.

O Divine Blood of my Jesus, I adore Thee from the depths of my heart. Thee I fervently invoke, for Thou art my salvation, and by Thee I hope to obtain the joys of Paradise.

Eternal Father, be merciful, for the sake of the Blood of Thine only-begotten Son; we beseech Thee, show us Thy mercy.

Most Precious Blood of Jesus, cry to the Heavenly Father for mercy for us, and deliver us.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus in atonement for my sins and for the needs of Holy Church.

This article is taken from a chapter in Devotion to the Precious Blood by The Benedictine Convent of Clyde which is available from TAN Books

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