The 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. O Lord make hast to help me. V. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit 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) Invocation - V. We therefore pray three, help Thy servant. 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) Invocation - V. We therefore pray three, help Thy servant. 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) Invocation - V. We therefore pray three, help Thy servant. 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) Invocation - V. We therefore pray three, help Thy servant. 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) Invocation - V. We therefore pray three, help Thy servant. 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) Invocation - V. We therefore pray three, help Thy servant. 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) Invocation - V. We therefore pray three, help Thy servant. R. Whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. (1 time)

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