Litany of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ

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July is traditionally dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. The feast of the Most Precious blood of Jesus Christ was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but it was celebrated unofficially before that in Spain and Italy.

In June, we celebrated the Feast of the Sacred Heart. It is fitting that the Feast of the Most Precious Blood should follow that of the Sacred Heart, because it is from his Sacred heart that His Most Precious Blood flowed.

“Would that men on earth honored the Precious Blood in the manner in which they who are in heaven give honor and praise and thanksgiving!   They proclaim that It purchased the glory which they enjoy.   Without It, they would have remained slaves of Satan and outcasts from the eternal mansions of God.   Let us profess that we owe to the Sacred Blood of Jesus all that we have in this life, and that to It we shall owe all that we shall enjoy in a better and eternal life!”


We owe all to precious blood of Jesus, shed for us on the cross.

Catholic Culture explains this beautifully:

“The Precious Blood which we worship is the Blood which the Savior shed for us on Calvary and reassumed at His glorious Resurrection; it is the Blood which courses through the veins of His risen, glorified, living body at the right hand of God the Father in heaven; it is the Blood made present on our altars by the words of Consecration; it is the Blood which merited sanctifying grace for us and through it washes and beautifies our soul and inaugurates the beginning of eternal life in it.”

The precious blood speaks to us of God’s mercy and love. God the Father loved us so much, he sent His only Son. His Son loved us so much, he was willing to experience great pain and humiliation in order to save us. Imagine the creator of the Universe being mocked and spit upon by his own creation. He had the ability to stop their breath, with just a nod.

St Maria de Mattias said: “For the triumph of His mercy and to show His infinite love for us, our divine Redeemer, Jesus Christ shed all His precious Blood with great suffering and humiliation, as price of salvation and of glory.   He gave it all, He gave it for all and He does not stop giving it…”

The Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord is a Litany that you can pray, but also one you can use for meditation. Phrases such as “Lord of Christ, the Word made flesh”, and “Blood of Christ, which in the Eucharist nourishes and cleanses our souls” can be meditated upon for hours.

Pray this beautiful litany in adoration of his Most Precious Blood anytime you want to be reminded of God’s love.

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ

Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Christ, hear us
Christ, graciously hear us
God the Father in heaven,
have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us
God, the Holy Ghost,
have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God,
have mercy on us
Blood of Christ, the only-begotten Son of the eternal Father,
save us
Blood of Christ, the Word of God made flesh, *
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Covenant, *
Blood of Christ, which in His agony ran down upon the ground, *
Blood of Christ, which welled up under the scourging,
Blood of Christ, which flowed from beneath the crown of thorns,
Blood of Christ, which was poured out upon the cross,
Blood of Christ, which paid for our salvation,
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness of sin,
Blood of Christ, which in the Eucharist nourishes and cleanses our souls,
Blood of Christ, torrent of mercy,
Blood of Christ, which overcame the powers of darkness,
Blood of Christ, giving strength to martyrs,
Blood of Christ, giving endurance to confessors,
Blood of Christ, from which virginity flowers,
Blood of Christ, giving courage to those in danger,
Blood of Christ, giving help to those who are burdened,
Blood of Christ, giving comfort to those in sorrow,
Blood of Christ, giving hope to the repentant,
Blood of Christ, through which the dying are consoled,
Blood of Christ, through which our hearts find peace and refreshment,
Blood of Christ, through which we are assured of everlasting life,
Blood of Christ, by which the gates of Purgatory are opened wide,
Blood of Christ, worthy of all praise and glory,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. Thou hast ransomed us with Thy Blood, O Lord.
R. And made of us a kingdom for our God.

Let Us Pray: Almighty and everlasting God, Thou hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son to be the Redeemer of the world, and chosen to accept the offering of His Blood; therefore, we beg Thee, teach us to reverence that which paid for our salvation, and defend us by Its power from the evils of this earthly life, so that we may rejoice forever in the life that It has bought for us in heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord.

R. Amen

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