20 June 2013

Precious Blood Prayer for Healing


Dear Blessed Mother, please pray this as much as it is to the good of my salvation:

Precious Blood of Jesus,

Cover my entire person with you love.

Place in my heart the knowledge and understanding that you love me so that it is present within me at all times.  Heal my wounds and memories of not being loved as I should have been loved, and remind me that you were always with me, that you loved me before I was created, and never stopped loving me.  Also heal my memories of having betrayed you, except to have sorrow that I will avoid all unnecessary near occasion of sin and rather live only for you.  Heal my heart from each and every heartbreak, and put in it's place hope and the ability to love as you love, without reserve, while remembering the integrity that you intend for me, because you loved me first. Heal my body physically and emotionally, according to your good pleasure, so that I may function in order to do my duties according to my state in life.  Heal my soul and animate it with an increase of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost that I will always trust in you. 

Order all my memories, hopes, and senses to your love, and form within me the conviction that I am entirely worthy of love because you wouldn't have suffered and died for me if I wasn't so completely lovable.

Remind me always that truth is required by justice, and charity is required by mercy. Help me to be increasingly just and merciful to all those I encounter, especially those closest to me. Help me to forgive all those who have hurt me, and take my hurts and join them to your suffering, that they may be effective in saving their souls and mine.

Help order my desires to please you, and to hope and be patient and trusting in you that in doing so you will always give me the best things for me in this life and for the next.


Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Ad Sacrosanctum Sacramentum

O sacred banquet at which Christ is consumed, The memory of His Passion recalled, our soul filled with grace, and our pledge of future glory received: How delightful, Lord, is Your spirit, which shows Your sweetness to men, offers the precious bread of heaven, fills the hungry with good things, and sends away empty the scornful rich.

V. You have given them bread from heaven.

R. A bread having all sweetness within it.

Let us pray:

God, Who left for us a memorial of Your Passion in this miraculous sacrament, Grant we implore You, that we may venerate the holy mystery of Your Body and Blood, so that we may ever experience in ourselves the fruitfulness of Your redemption.You who life and reign, world without end.



Latin text
Poetic English translation
Anima Christi, sanctifica me.
Corpus Christi, salva me.
Sanguis Christi, inebria me.
Aqua lateris Christi, lava me.
Passio Christi, conforta me.
O bone Jesu, exaudi me.
Intra tua vulnera absconde me.
Ne permittas me separari a te.
Ab hoste maligno defende me.
In hora mortis meae voca me.
Et iube me venire ad te,
Ut cum Sanctis tuis laudem te.
In saecula saeculorum.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Separated from Thee let me never be ("Permit me not to be separated from Thee")
From the malicious enemy defend me ("From the malignant enemy defend me")
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints ("That with thy Saints I may praise Thee")
Forever and ever