Weekly Prayers to the Precious Blood for Priests

Painting of Jesus Crucified with saints catching the Precious Blood in chalices

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Weekly Prayers to the Precious Blood for Priests

Sunday

My beloved Jesus, by the Precious Blood which You shed on the day of the cir­cumcision, watch over the infancy and the early education of the children whom You have destined to minister at the altar, that they may be preserved spotless till consecrated to You by the Holy Unction.  Bless the families that honor Your Precious Blood, and spread this devotion, by choosing from among them a large number of vocations to the priesthood, and by maintaining their fervor till the close of their lives.

Our Lady of the Precious Blood, watch over the living chalices of the Blood of Jesus.  Amen.

Monday

Lord Jesus, by the Precious Blood which You shed in the Garden of Olives, take pity on all aspirants to the priesthood who, through the temptations of the evil one, or dread of the responsibilities of the sacred ministry, are in danger of losing their voca­tion.  Impart to these young men sufficient courage to make the sacrifices by which the Eucharistic Chalice must be purchased; and in return for their generosity, let them find strength and courage through the Blood Which in heaven shall be their eternal source of delight.

Our Lady of the Precious Blood, watch over the living chalices of the Blood of Jesus.  Amen.

Tuesday

Lord Jesus, by the Precious Blood shed in Your painful scourging, shield with Your own special protection, and that of Your Immaculate Mother, all ministers of the sanctuary, so that, belonging entirely to You, they may every day offer and receive Your Body and Blood and enable You to find in their hearts “a paradise of delight.”

Our Lady of the Precious Blood, watch over the living chalices of the Blood of Jesus.  Amen.

Wednesday

Lord Jesus Christ, by the Precious Blood which You shed in Your Crowning with Thorns, we beseech You to maintain our clergy in such filial submission to the Holy See and its representatives, as will for ever secure them the veneration, confidence, and docility of the faithful children of Holy Church.

Our Lady of the Precious Blood, watch over the living chalices of the Blood of Jesus.  Amen.

Thursday

Lord Jesus! by Your Precious Blood, shed on the way to Calvary, take pity on priests who are the victims of injustice, and who, like their Adorable Model, receive, in return for their devotedness, nothing but crosses, trials and persecutions.

Our Lady of the Precious Blood, watch over the living chalices of the Blood of Jesus.  Amen.

Friday

Lord Jesus, by the Blood of Your Cruci­fixion, inflame with ever-unceasing zeal the dispensers of Your Blood.  Grant that thirsting like You for souls they may con­tinue the work of Your Passion, increasing its efficacy by applying its merits.  Assist most of all the poor missionaries who, after watering with their sweat and tears the soil in which they have sown the divine seed, may still be called upon to dye with their blood the land upon which they planted the cross.

Our Lady of the Precious Blood, watch over the living chalices of the Blood of Jesus.  Amen.

Saturday

Lord Jesus, through the Blood and water shed by You after death, take special pity on those among Your ministers whom You will soon call by death.  If, through human frailty, they have become the debtors of Your justice, grant that, this very day, the infinitely Precious Blood may discharge their obligations.

Our Lady of the Precious Blood, watch over the living chalices of the Blood of Jesus.  Amen.

From Our Treasure “The Blood of Jesus” prayer book, published by the Sister Adorers of the Precious Blood, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, 1969.

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