NOVENA IN HONOR OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST – FIRST DAY

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Meditation by St. John Chrysostom

Wouldst thou learn the power of the Blood of Christ?  Then let us look at the figure thereof, by calling to mind the ancient type written in the ancient Scriptures.  In Egypt, at midnight, God threatened the Egyptians with the tenth plague, by which their first-born should perish, because they kept in captivity his first-born people.  But, lest the beloved Jews should share their danger, because they were all in the same place, he found, in his wisdom, a remedy.  Behold then a wonderful figure, that thou mayest learn his power in truth.  The anger of the divine indignation was expected, and the Angel of Death circled over every home.  What, therefore, did Moses do?  Kill, saith he, a yearling lamb, and sprinkle the doors with its blood.  What sayest thou, O Moses?  Is the blood of a sheep likely to deliver a reasoning man?  Yea, in good sooth, saith he; not by what that blood is in itself, but because by it, there is displayed a figure of the Blood of the Lord.

Prayer

Most Precious Blood of life eternal! Price and ransom of the world! Drink and cleansing-bath of the soul! Ever pleading the cause of man before the throne of Mercy! I adore Thee most profoundly; I would, if I were able, make Thee some compensation for the outrages and wrongs Thou dost ever suffer from men, and especially from those who dare, in their rashness and pride, to blaspheme Thee. Who will not bless this Blood of value infinite? Who does not feel himself on fire with the love of Jesus, Who shed It all for us? What would I be like if it were not for this Blood, which hath redeemed me? And what drew Thee, Thou Precious Blood, from the veins of my Lord, even to the last drop? It was love! O boundless love, which gave to us this saving balsam! O balsam beyond all price, streaming forth from the fount of immeasurable love! Give to all hearts, all tongues, power to praise, celebrate, and thank Thee, now and ever, and throughout all eternity. Amen.

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

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 beseech Thee, that we may worthily adore this Price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of this present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in Heaven. Through the same Christ Our Lord.

St. Alphonsus on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ

Hail, saving Victim, offered on the gibbet of the cross for me and for the whole human race. Hail, precious blood, flowing from the wounds of our crucified Lord Jesus Christ and washing away the sins of the whole world. Remember, O Lord, Thy creature that Thou hast redeemed by Thy precious blood.

Indulgence of 60 days, once a day, at the elevation during Mass.Leo XIII, June 30, 1893            

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. 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 Ghost, 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 the 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, river 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 takest away the sins of the world,Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,Have mercy on us.

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