The Chaplet of the Precious Blood
This devotion consists of seven mysteries in which we meditate on the seven main sheddings of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
The Our Father is said five times after each mystery except for the last, when it is said three times------in all thirty-three times in honor of the thirty-three years of Our Savior's life on earth.
V. O God, come to my assistance!
R. Lord, make haste to help me!
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost,
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
FIRST MYSTERY Jesus shed His Blood in the Circumcision.
Let us ask for chastity of soul and body.
Our Father five times, Glory be to the Father once.
V. We pray Thee, Lord, help Thy servants!
R. Whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood!
This invocation to the Precious Blood is said
after the Our Father and Glory be of each mystery.
SECOND MYSTERY Jesus shed His Blood in the Agony while praying in the Garden of Olives.
Let us ask for the spirit of prayer.
THIRD MYSTERY Jesus shed His Blood in the Scourging at the Pillar.
Let us ask for patience and self control.
FOURTH MYSTERY Jesus shed His Blood in the Crowning with Thorns.
Let us ask for humility to atone for pride.
FIFTH MYSTERY Jesus shed His Blood while carrying His Cross to Calvary.
Let us ask for acceptance of our daily crosses.
SIXTH MYSTERY Jesus shed His Blood in the terrible Crucifixion.
Let us ask for contrition.
SEVENTH MYSTERY Jesus shed Blood and water from His side pierced by the Lance.
Let us ask for perseverance.