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Meditation and Prayers on The Sacred Wounds of Our Lord

 

Heal our wounds--our strength renew;
on our dryness pour Thy dew; wash the stains of guilt away!

Invocation in honor of the Holy Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ
to heal the wounds of our souls.
My Jesus, pardon and mercy
through the merits of Thy Sacred Wounds.
Amen. 

Sister Mary Martha Chambon, a humble lay Sister
of the Visitation Order of Chambery, France,
who died in the odor of sanctity, March 21st, 1907,
received these two invocations from Our Lord Himself, as she affirmed,
and with them a double mission:
to adore and invoke the Sacred Wounds unceasingly
and to revive this devotion in the hearts of creatures.

Our Lord Said to her:

"The soul who during life has honored and studied
the Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
and has offered them to the Eternal Father for the souls in Purgatory,
will be accompanied at the moment of death by the Holy Virgin
and the angels; and Our Lord on the Cross all brilliant in glory
will receive her and crown her."

The Invocations may be prayed as The Chaplet of the Holy Wounds. 
  Using your Rosary Beads say the following on the large beads:

"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Wounds
of Our Lord Jesus Christ - to heal the wounds of our souls
."
(300 days indulgence each time)

On the small beads
"
My Jesus, pardon and mercy ,
Through the merits of Thy Holy Wounds
."

 

PRAYERS TO THE SACRED HEAD AND FACE OF OUR LORD

O Blessed Face of my kind Savior, by the tender love and piercing sorrow
of Our Lady as she beheld Thee in Thy cruel Passion,
grant us to share in this intense sorrow and love so as to fulfill
the Holy Will of God to the utmost of our ability. Amen.
Prayer of -Mother Maria-Pierina

Dearest Savior, I am grieved when I consider Thy sad condition when Thou wore the Crown of Thorns upon Thy hold Head. I desire to withdraw the thorns by offering to the Eternal Father the merits of Thy Wounds for the salvation of sinners. I wish to unite my actions to the merits of Thy Most Holy Crown, so that they may gain many merits, as Thou hast promised. Amen.

 -Prayer based on a revelation by Our Lord to Sr. Chambon

 

 

 

PRAYER TO THE SHOULDER WOUND OF CHRIST
O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I miserable sinner salute
and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder
on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross which so tore Thy flesh
and laid bare Thy Bones as I inflict on Thee an anguish
greater than any other wound of Thy Most Blessed Body, my sins.
I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful;
I praise and glorify Thee, and give Thee thanks
for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee
by that exceeding pain, and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross
to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross.
Amen. 

 

 

PRAYER TO THE WOUNDS OF THE HANDS OF JESUS

Holy wound of the left hand of my Jesus, I adore Thee; I compassionate Thee, O Jesus, for the most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee for having in Thy love spared me the scourges and eternal damnation which my sins have merited. I offer to the Eternal Father the pain and love of They most holy humanity: and I pray Thee to teach me how to turn to good account my span of life, and bring forth in it worthy fruits of penance, and to disarm the justice of God, which I have provoked.

Holy wound of the right hand of my Jesus, I adore Thee; I compassionate Thee, O Jesus, for the most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee for Thy graces lavished on me with such love, in spite of all my most perverse obstinacy. I offer to the Eternal Father all the pain and love of Thy most holy humanity; and I pray Thee to change my heart and its affections, and make me do all my actions in accordance with the will of God.

 

 

PRAYER TO THE WOUNDS OF THE FEET OF JESUS

Holy wound of the left foot of my Jesus, I adore Thee; I compassionate Thee, O Jesus, for the most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee for the love whereby Thou laboured to overtake me on the way to ruin, and didst bleed amid the thorns and brambles of my sins. I offer to the Eternal Father the pain and love of Thy most holy humanity, in atonement for my sins, all of which I detest with sincere and bitter contrition.

Holy wound of the right foot of my Jesus, I adore Thee; I compassionate Thee, O Jesus, for the most bitter pain which Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee for that love which pierced Thee with such torture and shedding of blood, in order to punish my wanderings and the guilty pleasures I have granted to my unbridled passions. I offer the Eternal Father all the pain and love of Thy most holy humanity, and I pray Thee for grace to weep over my sins with hot tears, and to enable me to persevere in the good which I have begun, without ever swerving again from my obedience to the divine commands.

 

 

 

PRAYER TO THE WOUND OF THE SACRED SIDE OF JESUS

Holy wound in the side of my Jesus, I adore Thee; I compassionate Thee, O Jesus, for the cruel insult Thou didst suffer. I thank Thee, my Jesus, for the love which suffered Thy side and Heart to be pierced, so that the last drops of blood and water might issue forth, making my redemption to overflow. I offer to the Eternal Father this outrage, and the love of Thy most holy humanity, that my soul may enter once for all into that most loving Heart, eager and ready to receive the greatest sinners, and never more depart.

 

And after eight days again his disciples were within,

and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut,

and stood in the midst, and said:
Peace be to you.  Then he saith to Thomas:

Put in thy finger hither,
and see my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side;
and be not faithless, but believing.
Thomas answered, and said to him:

My Lord, and my God.  
Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me,
Thomas, thou hast believed:
blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed.
John 20:26-29

 

 

 

Hymn
Dias Irae, Dias Illa

That day of wrath,
that dreadful day,
shall heaven and earth in ashes lay,
as David and the Sybil say.

What horror must invade the mind
when the approaching Judge shall find
and sift the deeds of all mankind!

The mighty trumpet's wondrous tone
shall rend each tomb's sepulchral stone
and summon all before the Throne.
Now death and nature with surprise
behold the trembling sinners rise
to meet the Judge's searching eyes.

Then shall with universal dread
the Book of Consciences be read
to judge the lives of all the dead.

For now before the Judge severe
all hidden things must plain appear;
no crime can pass unpunished here.

O what shall I, so guilty plead?
and who for me will intercede?
when even Saints shall comfort need?

O King of dreadful majesty!
grace and mercy You grant free;
as Fount of Kindness, save me!

Recall, dear Jesus, for my sake
you did our suffering nature take
then do not now my soul forsake!

In weariness You sought for me,
and suffering upon the tree!
let not in vain such labor be.

O Judge of justice, hear, I pray,
for pity take my sins away
before the dreadful reckoning day.

You gracious face, O Lord, I seek;
deep shame and grief are on my cheek;
in sighs and tears my sorrows speak.

You Who did Mary's guilt unbind,
and mercy for the robber find,
have filled with hope my anxious mind.

How worthless are my prayers I know,
yet, Lord forbid that I should go
into the fires of endless woe.

Divorced from the accursed band,
o make me with Your sheep to stand,
as child of grace, at Your right Hand.

When the doomed can no more flee
from the fires of misery
with the chosen call me.

Before You, humbled, Lord, I lie,
my heart like ashes, crushed and dry,
assist me when I die.

Full of tears and full of dread
is that day that wakes the dead,
calling all, with solemn blast
to be judged for all their past.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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