MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS NOVENA – FOURTH DAY

The Scourging at the Pillar

His blood shed in the scourging

O most innocent Jesus, who, to satisfy for our sins, didst shed in Thy sorrowful and painful scourging Thy precious blood so copiously; by this blood, by Thy extreme anguish, and by the sufferings of Thy most holy mother, I entreat that Thou wilt vouchsafe to preserve us in all our actions from the least stain of sin. Sanctify and purify our hearts and souls, and grant to all men, our brethren, the grace to hate sin, and to avoid all occasions of it.

“I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.” Psalm 116:13

And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you; for this is my Blood of the covenant, which is poured out for the forgiveness of sins.” Mt 26:27-28

“For my Flesh is food indeed, and my Blood is drink indeed.” John 6:56

Scourging of Christ - Passion of Our Lord

Novena Prayer in Honor of the Precious Blood

O Precious Blood of Jesus, infinite Price of our redemption and both the drink and laver of our souls, You continually plead the cause of all people before the throne of Infinite Mercy.  From the depths of my heart I adore You. Jesus, insofar as I am able I want to make reparation for the insults and outrages which You receive from human beings, especially from those who blaspheme You and deny Your presence. Who would not venerate the Blood of infinite value?!  Who does not feel inflamed with love for the Jesus Who shed it? What would have become of me had I not been redeemed by this Divine Blood?  Who has drained it all from the veins of my Savior?  Surely this was the work of Love!  O Infinite Love, which has given us this saving Balm!  O Balm beyond all price, welling up from the foundation of Infinite Love!  Grant that every heart and every tongue may render You praise and thanks, now and forever! Amen.

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