Post by Hildegard on Apr 7, 2020 1:22:26 GMT
Petition to Jesus Crucified.
(Taken from St. Alphonsus’ Prayer-Book – pages 452)
Ah, my crucified Jesus, Look on me with the same love with which Thou didst look on me when dying on the cross for me; look on me, and have pity on me; give me general pardon for all the displeasure I have given Thee; give me holy perseverance; give me Thy holy love; give me a perfect conformity to Thy will; give me paradise, that I may love Thee there forever. I deserve nothing; but Thy wounds encourage me to hope for every good from Thee. Ah, Jesus of my soul, by that love which made Thee die for me, give me Thy love. Take away from me all affection to creatures, give resignation in tribulation, and make Thyself the object of all my affections, that from this day forward I may love none other but Thee. Amen.
Prayer in Honor to the Precious Blood.
(Taken from St. Alphonsus’ Prayer-Book – pages 453)
So, then my Jesus, in order to save my soul, Thou hast prepared a bath of Thine own Blood wherein to cleanse it from the filth of its sins. If, then, our souls have been bought by Thy Blood, “For you are bought with a great price” (I Cor. Vi. 20), it is a sign that Thou lovest them much; and as Thou dost love them, let us pray thus to Thee: “We therefore pray Thee to help thy servants, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy precious Blood.” It is true that by my sins I have separated myself form Thee, and have knowingly lost Thee. But remember, my Jesus, that Thou hast bought me with Thy Blood. Ah, may this Blood not have been given in vain for me, which was shed with so much grief and so much love. Amen.