Month of Devotion to the Precious
From the time of the Passion, when Christ poured out His blood for us all, the faithful have practiced devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. In
the month of July, the Church honours the Precious Blood and encourages us in this devotion.
The devotion has its scriptural roots in numerous references from the New Testament. In Romans 5:9, we read of justification
by His blood. In Hebrews 10:19, we read of our sanctification and consecration by the Precious Blood. In 1 John 1:7 we are told that it cleanses us from all sin.
Prayer for the Month of The Most Precious Blood
O Precious Blood of Jesus, infinite price of sinful man's redemption, both drink and
laver of our souls, Thou who dost plead continually the cause of man before the throne of infinite mercy; from the depths of my heart, I adore Thee, and so far as I am able,
I would requite Thee for
the insults and outrages which Thou dost continually receive from human beings, and especially from those who rashly dare to blaspheme Thee.
Who would not bless this Blood of infinite value? Who doth
not feel within himself the fire of the love of Jesus who shed it all for us?
What would be my fate, had I not been redeemed by this Divine Blood? Who hath drawn it from the veins of my Saviour, even
to the last drop?
Ah, this surely was the work of love. O infinite love, which has given us this saving balm! O balm beyond all price, welling up from the fountain of infinite love, grant that every
heart and every tongue may be enabled to praise Thee, magnify Thee and give Thee thanks both now and for evermore.