Today (in the Traditional Rite) is the Feast of the precious Blood. It is celebrated as a First class Feast. Sadly, it is not on the Novus ordo calendar. It was removed in 1969, because it is “already venerated in the solemnities of the Passion, of Corpus Christi, of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and in the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. “ However, it can still be said in the N.O Rite if the priest wishes, as it is placed amongst the Votive Masses.
Gospel of St. John 19: 34
“But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs,
(34) but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out.”
The Catholic Catechism:
“The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.”
St Padre Pio said:
“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass.”
St. Faustina wrote:
“Today Jesus said to me, I desire that you know more profoundly the love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy … When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer:
“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.” (Diary 186, 187, c. 1937)
Another prayer that Jesus gave to St Faustina of Divine Mercy: (to be said at 3 o’clock – the Hour of Mercy) is:
“You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.
O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You.”
St John’s Gospel account, as well as many saints have attested to the power of the Precious Blood.
At the Consecration of the Mass:
At the elevation of the Host, we say in our hearts “My Lord and My God.”
We recognize Jesus Who has saved us from sin, and Who gave his Life for us to show His Love for us.
At the elevation of the chalice, we remind ourselves of this Great Love.
We implore – “Lord, be mindful of your creatures whom you have redeemed with your Precious Blood.”
The Love of Christ is unfathomable. Keeping this in mind, it is the perfect moment to offer up to Jesus those for whom we pray, – the sick, the sorrowful, those who are trouble, those who need conversion…..
At this moment I pray for myself/others– “Lord, cover me (or name others) with Your precious Blood. Cleanse us from our sins. Make us pure, make us whole, make us holy.”
Never has there been a time, in which we must constantly beg Jesus for His Protection, as now- for what is now, and for what is to come.
His Precious blood will comfort us, and will strengthen us. It will give us the strength we need for the journey.
The Book of Truth has some special prayers invoking the Precious Blood of Our Lord:
For the Consecration to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
Sep 18, 2013
Dear Jesus, I ask You to consecrate me, my family, friends and nation to the Protection of Your Precious Blood. You died for me and Your wounds are my wounds as I gracefully accept the suffering, which I will endure in the lead up to Your Second Coming. I suffer with You Dear Jesus as you try to gather all of God‘s children into Your Heart, so that we will have eternal life. Cover me and all those who need Your Protection with Your Precious Blood. Amen.
Crusade of Conversion Prayer 31st May, 2012
O dear Jesus, I call on You to embrace all God’s children and cover them with Your Precious Blood. Let each drop of Your Blood cover every soul to shield them from the evil one. Open the hearts of all, especially hardened souls and those who know You, but who are stained with the sin of pride, to fall down and beg for the light of Your Love to flood their souls. Open their eyes to see the Truth, so that the dawn of Your Divine Mercy will shower down upon them, so they are covered with the Rays of Your Mercy. Convert all souls through the graces I ask You for now, dear Jesus, (personal intention here). I beg You for Mercy and offer you this gift of fasting for one day every week (for this month of June*) in atonement for all sins. Amen.
A Pledge of Allegiance to the Divine Will . 13 June, 2012
O God the Most High, O Heavenly Father, I pledge to You my firm allegiance to honor and obey You in all things united to Your Divine Will on earth. I, through the Sacred Blood of Your only beloved Son, the True Messiah, offer You my mind, my body and my soul on behalf of all souls so that we can unite, as one, in Your Heavenly Kingdom to come, so that Your Divine Will is done on earth, as it is in Heaven. Amen.
(Prayer for Clergy) : To remain firm and true to the Holy Word of God. July 30, 2012
Oh Dear Jesus help Your sacred servants to recognize the schism within Your Church as it unfolds. Help Your sacred servants to remain firm and true to Your Holy Word. Never let worldly ambitions cloud their pure love for You. Give them the graces to remain pure and humble before You and to Honor Your Most Holy Presence in the Eucharist. Help and guide all those sacred servants who may be lukewarm in their love for You and re-kindle the fire of the Holy Spirit in their souls. Help them to recognize temptation placed before them to distract them. Open their eyes so they can see the Truth at all times. Bless them Dear Jesus at this time and cover them with Your Precious Blood to keep them safe from harm. Give them the strength to resist the seduction of satan, should they be distracted by the allure of denying the existence of sin. Amen.
For the souls of those who commit murder October 14, 2012
O dear Jesus, I beg for Mercy for those who commit murder. I urge for clemency for those in mortal sin. I offer my own suffering and difficulties over to You, so that You can open Your Heart, and forgive them their sins. I ask that You cover all those with evil intent in their souls with Your Precious Blood, so that they can be washed clean of their iniquities. Amen.
(The following prayer is for priests to say:)
To defend the Most Holy Word of God. Oct.29 2013
O Mother of Salvation, help me, a humble servant of God, to defend His Most Holy Word in times of torment. Consecrate me, dear Mother, to your Son, so that He can cover me with His Precious Blood. Grant me, through the Intercession of your Son, Jesus Christ, the grace, the strength and the will to remain true to the Teachings of Christ in the times of Tribulation, which will devour His Most Holy Church on Earth. Amen.