Monday, March 24, 2008

Calling on the Blood of Christ: A prayer

As a "cradle" Catholic, I firmly believe that our faith has the most complete array of ways to communicate with our God. We have so many prayers, for every purpose under the sun. I received a subscription to "The Word Among Us" for Christmas this year and I have been devouring it ever since. Just before finishing my Lent/March issue, I discovered yet another amazing prayer that I am embarrassed to say, I had never heard of and I want to share it with you.

Evidently, this is just a part of it, so I will be doing some research today.


Blood of Christ
, price of our salvation,
Save us.
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness,
Save us.
Blood of Christ, Eucharist, drink and refreshment of souls,
Save us.
Blood of Christ, river of mercy,
Save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons,
Save us.
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril,
Save us.
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened,
Save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow,
Save us.
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life,
Save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor,
Save us.
Amen

(Maybe we should all be praying this during this election year!)

2 comments:

MaggieClitheroe said...

Hello, just popped in to view your blog from Alexa's. It's very nice! I'm a homeschooling mum in England.

This is what the excerpt is from -


Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Lord, have mercy. (Lord, have mercy.)
Christ, have mercy. (Christ, have mercy.)
Lord, have mercy. (Lord, have mercy.)

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously 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, Save us
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in Agony, Save us
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging, Save us
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns, Save us
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross, Save us
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation, Save us
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness, Save us
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, Save us
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy,Save us
Blood of Christ, victor over demons, Save us
Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs, Save us
Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors, Save us
Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins, Save us
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril, Save us
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened, Save us
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow, Save us
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent,Save us
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying, Save us
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts,Save us
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life, Save us
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory,Save us
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor, Save us.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us, O Lord.)
Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood. (And made us, for our God, a kingdom.)

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 beg of Thee, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord. (Amen.)

It's a beautiful litany, isn't it?

Ebeth said...

Maggie!! What a treat! Thank you so very much for completing the prayer for me, I am going to copy it and print it out for my personal use. Yes, in deed, it IS a beautiful prayer.

What a pleasure to meet you, I will come visit your blog!!

Hugs and blessings!
Ebeth