Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Twenty-One Days of Prayers for Priests: Day 10

Prayer number ten in the Chalice of Strength , is little longer today - a litany. It will take a few more minutes of your time than usual, but think of the benefit. Offer this prayer for priests today!

10. Litany of the Most Precious Blood

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, Blood of the only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father, *save us.
Blood of Christ, Blood of the Incarnate Word of God, *
Blood of Christ, Blood of the New and Eternal Testament,*
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony, *
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the scourging, *
Blood of Christ, flowing from 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 Redemption, *
Blood of Christ, which quenches the thirst of souls and purifies them in the Holy Eucharist,*
Blood of Christ, torrent of mercy, *
Blood of Christ, conqueror of the demons, *
Blood of Christ, courage of martyrs, *
Blood of Christ, strength of confessors, *
Blood of Christ, principle of virgins, *
Blood of Christ, strength of the tempted, *
Blood of Christ, relief of workers, *
Blood of Christ, consolation of mourners, *
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent, *
Blood of Christ, comfort of the dying, *
Blood of Christ, peace and sweetness of hearts, *
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life, *
Blood of Christ, liberation of the souls in purgatory, *
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all honor and glory, *
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.

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

Let us pray:
Almighty and Eternal God, who destined your only-begotten Son to be Redeemer of the world and willed to be appeased by his Precious Blood, grant us the grace of venerating the price of our redemption and of discovering in it the virtue it contains - the defense against the evils of the present life - in such a way that we may eternally enjoy its fruits in heaven through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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