Chaplet of the Precious Blood

       This devotion consists of 7 mysteries in which we meditate on the 7 principal sheddings of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. The 'Our Father' is said 5 times after each mystery, except after the last (7th mystery), when it is recited only 3 times; (in all, 33 times in honor of the 33 years of Our Lord's life on earth). The 'Glory Be to the Father' is said 1 time after each set of Our Father's, followed by the Invocation to the Precious Blood.

Opening Prayer

        V. Incline unto my aid, O God.
        R. O Lord make hast to help me. 
        V. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the 
        Holy Spirit   
        R. As it was in the beginning, is now and will 
        be forever. 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 (1 time) 
        V. We beseech Thee, Lord, help Thy servants
        R. Whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. (1 time)

Second Mystery

              Jesus shed His Blood in the Agony, while praying in 
         the Garden of Gethsemane. Let us ask for a spirit of 
         prayer and grace to be faithful to holy inspiration.
         Our Father (five times) 
         Glory be to the Father (1 time) 
         V. We beseech Thee, Lord, help Thy servants
         R. Whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. (1 time)

Third Mystery

              Jesus shed His Blood in the scourging at the pillar. 
         Let us ask for patience and self-control.
         Our Father (five times) 
         Glory be to the Father (1 time) 
         V. We beseech Thee, Lord, help Thy servants
         R. Whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. (1 time)

Fourth Mystery

              Jesus shed His Blood in the crowning with thorns. Let 
         us ask for humility to atone for pride. 
         Our Father (five times) 
         Glory be to the Father (1 time) 
         V. We beseech Thee, Lord, help Thy servants. 
         R. Whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. (1 time)

Fifth Mystery

              Jesus shed His Blood while carrying His heavy Cross
         to Calvary. Let us ask for resignation in carrying our 
         daily cross.
         Our Father (five times) 
         Glory be to the Father (1 time) 
         V. We beseech Thee, Lord, help Thy servants
         R. Whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. (1 time)

Sixth Mystery

              Jesus shed His Blood in the terrible Crucifixion. Let 
         us ask for perfect contrition..
         Our Father (five times) 
         Glory be to the Father (1 time) 
         V. We beseech Thee, Lord, help Thy servants. 
         R. Whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. (1 time)

Seventh Mystery

              Jesus shed His Blood and Water from His pierced side,
         opened by a lance. Let us ask for perseverance.
         Our Father (three times) 
         Glory be to the Father (1 time) 
         V. We beseech Thee, Lord, help Thy servants.
         R. Whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. (1 time)

Final Prayer

              Eternal Father,I offer Thee the most Precious Blood 
         of Jesus Christ in satisfaction for my sins, for the needs 
         of Holy Church and for the relief of the souls in purgatory. 

Chaplet of the Precious Blood