Chaplet of the Precious Blood
This chaplet consists of seven mysteries in which we meditate on the seven principal sheddings of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. The Our Father without the Hail Mary is said five times after each mystery except the last, when it is said three times - in all, thirty-three times in honor of the thirty-three years of Our Lord's life on earth.
Construction: Precious Blood medal - 3 beads - 1st mystery as center - 5 beads between each of the remaining mystery beads (like Our Fathers on a regular rosary)
Begin on the Heart medal
V. 0 God, come to my assistance!
R. Lord, make haste to help me!
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
One Hail Mary on each of the 3 beads petitioning for an increase in Faith Hope and Charity through the cleansing of our souls with the Precious Blood.
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 once.
V. We pray You, Lord, help your servants!
R. Whom You have redeemed with Your Precious Blood!
(This invocation to the Precious Blood is said after the Our Father and Glory be of each mystery.)
Jesus shed His Blood in the Agony while praying in the Garden of Olives.
Let us ask for the spirit of prayer.
Jesus shed His Blood in the Scourging at the Pillar.
Let us ask for patience and self control.
Jesus shed His Blood in the Crowning with Thorns.
Let us ask for humility to atone for pride.
Jesus shed his Blood while carrying His Cross to Calvary.
Let us ask for acceptance of our daily crosses.
Jesus shed His Blood in the terrible Crucifixion.
Let us ask for contrition.
Jesus shed Blood and Water from His side pierced by the lance.
Let us ask for perseverance.