Part 3B

Adoration of His Precious Blood

The Prayer

of

ADORATION

Through

The Words of God the Father,

The Lessons of Our Lord Jesus Christ,

The Messages of Our Lady of Emmitsburg,

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

and its Saints

(Compiled by Michael T. Sullivan, MD)



“…But the hour cometh, and now is,

when the true adorers shall  the Father in spirit and in truth.

For the Father also seeketh such to adore Him….”

(Jn 4:23)

 

Introduction

Catholic tradition and teaching most often refer to “prayer” as a lifting up of one’s spirit to God for the purpose of praise and adoration, thanksgiving, petition and/or reparation.  In this specific compilation of the spiritual gifts given to the world by God the Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Our Lady of Emmitsburg through their messenger and prophet, Gianna Talone Sullivan, supplemented by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the writings of the Saints, we hope to review and come to better understand the “Prayer of Adoration.”

In the online Modern Catholic Dictionary, the word “adoration” is defined as “the act of religion by which God is recognized as alone worthy of supreme honor because he is infinitely perfect, has supreme dominion over humans, and has the right to human total dependence on the Creator. It is at once an act of mind and will, expressing itself in appropriate prayers, postures of praise, and acts of reverence and sacrifice.”

God made it very clear to Moses when he was leading the Jews out of Egypt that the primary obligation of humanity towards its Creator was one of adoration.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes into considerable detail in explaining this in its discussion of the first of the Ten Commandments.

 

 

Adoration of His Most Precious Blood

“…For in Him all the fullness was pleased to dwell,
And through Him to reconcile all things unto Himself,

making Peace through the  of His Cross,

both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven….”

(Col 1:19-20)

 

 

To the Precious Blood of Jesus

A Prayer of Adoration

O Precious Blood of Jesus, infinite price of sinful man's redemption, both drink and laver of our souls, Thou who does 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 does 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 and 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 Savior, even to the last drop? Ah, this surely was the work of love. O infinite love, grant that every heart and every tongue may be enabled to praise Thee, magnify Thee and give Thee thanks now and for evermore. Amen.  (Catholicism.about.com, by Scott Eichert)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

1359    The Eucharist, the sacrament of our salvation accomplished by Christ on the cross, is also a sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for the work of creation. In the Eucharistic sacrifice the whole of creation loved by God is presented to the Father through the death and the Resurrection of Christ. Through Christ the Church can offer the sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for all that God has made good, beautiful, and just in creation and in humanity.

1364    In the New Testament, the memorial takes on new meaning. When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ’s Passover, and it is made present: the sacrifice Christ offered once for all on the cross remains ever present.  As often as the sacrifice of the Cross by which ‘Christ our Pasch has been sacrificed’ is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out.

1365    Because it is the memorial of Christ’s Passover, the Eucharist is also a sacrifice. The sacrificial character of the Eucharist is manifested in the very words of institution: “This is my body which is given for you” and “This cup which is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood.”  In the Eucharist Christ gives us the very body which he gave up for us on the cross, the very blood which he poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

1366    The Eucharist is thus a sacrifice because it re-presents (makes present) the sacrifice of the cross, because it is its memorial and because it applies its fruit:

[Christ], our Lord and God, was once and for all to offer himself to God the Father by his death on the altar of the cross, to accomplish there an everlasting redemption. But because his priesthood was not to end with his death, at the Last Supper “on the night when he was betrayed,” [he wanted] to leave to his beloved spouse the Church a visible sacrifice (as the nature of man demands) by which the bloody sacrifice which he was to accomplish once for all on the cross would be re-presented, its memory perpetuated until the end of the world, and its salutary power be applied to the forgiveness of the sins we daily commit.

1367    The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice:  The victim is one and the same: the same now offers through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different.  And since in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and offered in an unbloody manner....this sacrifice is truly propitiatory.

The Father’s Gift of His Son

God the Father in His Words to the world authoritatively states that now is Life to be had.  All graces have been provided that we need to access eternal life through the Truth of His only begotten Son’s redemptive mission.  Our Father symbolically describes our becoming inebriated and drowning in the Precious Blood of His Son.  To choose otherwise would also lead to drowning, but one that results in our worldly death:

 

 

“…The day of your invitation is blessed and ongoing.  The day of Life is now to be had, not that you die and are resuscitated; but it is  through the Death My Son endured that was salvific, redemptive, real, and eternal so that He would die no more.

“You have every port of glory at your fingertips if you but know how to access, retrieve, utilize and submit.  In all of your passion and suffering, even unto death, you are renewed in Life, not in words but in Truth…. 

“I am relinquishing all graces unto you, not one by one, but as if a floodgate was to open to you so that you can be inebriated by My Love and come drown in the Precious Blood of My Son, protected and full of Life. 

“Or, if you do not desire that, then the floodgates of the human natural world will pour forth and overtake you; and there, at the mercy of nature, you will have the same opportunity to drown in another world….”  (GTF, Aug. 8, 2008) 

 

 

Then, in a Prayer of Offering to the Eternal Father, we acknowledge many of those times and places where Jesus’ Precious Blood was shed for each of us, and ask that those drops of Blood be applied to our eternal salvation:

 

Prayer of Offering of the Precious Blood

Eternal Father, you have given Your only Son to be the Redeemer of the world and willed that He should shed—even to the last drop—His Precious Blood for the love of all people.  I offer you the effusion of the Precious Blood which flowed beneath the knife of the circumcision, which watered the Garden of Olives, which flooded the praetorium and streets of Jerusalem, which was shed in torrents at the Crucifixion, and whose last drops reddened the steel of the lance.  In the Name of this Adorable Blood, grant to sinners the grace of salvation, to the just an increase of love, and to all human beings a large share in the merits which it has assured us.  Pardon us in the Name of this Divine Blood.  Heed its pleading voice.  Remember that it is the Blood of Your Son in whose name You have promised to hear our every prayer.  Amen.


“…According to the foreknowledge of God the Father,

unto the sanctification of the Spirit,

unto obedience and sprinkling of the  of Jesus Christ;

Grace unto you and Peace be multiplied….”

(1 Peter 1:2)

 

My Blood, Your Salvation

 

In pondering Our Lord’s Lessons to the world, it would seem that no one, not any human being, could ever feel more alone, more abandoned, than did Our Lord on the Cross.  He did not have to choose that degree of rejection and suffering to bring about our salvation, but He chose to in order that He might convince us of His unfathomable Love and Mercy, and so that we might learn the true value of suffering and better understand its redemptive value for both ourselves and our neighbors in this world: 

 

“…As I was dying on the Cross, I looked in despair for My Mother in hopes that she should comfort Me and be by My side in My last moments of agony.  She gave Me hope and love for My broken body.  I could not find her because the Blood dripped into My eyes and My vision was blurred!  In despair I thought 'Where is My love to comfort Me?  Has she, too, abandoned Me?”  (JOM, Vo IV, #5, Oct. 21, 1991, Self-Denial)

 

“…When you feel that you are alone, not loved and unimportant, you can be sure I am closest to you….When you are in need interiorly, I give you strength to persevere.  I bleed for you from My Wounds when you are under attack from the evil one.  My Blood is your salvation, and I joyfully suffer for you when you are suffering….”  (JOM, Vol II, #14, Oct. 26, 1989, Internal Suffering)

         

“…Blessed be you who suffer—for My Kingdom shall be yours.  Blessed be you with torn hearts—for the Blood of My Heart shall rebuild you and strengthen you as children of unquestionable faith. All, who suffer because of Me, shall not suffer in the next life.  Your sin is expiated….”  (JOM, Vol 1 #59, June 13, 1989, Rededication)

 

“…Man will go against man and the battle between evil and good will commence….The men of evil judgment shall celebrate in the victory of battle; but I tell you, their celebration will be premature….The men of God shall reign forever and win in victory for all eternity….For each drop of blood shed, salvation results for their eternal glory.  What seems to be a loss in battle results in eternal victory….”  (JOM, Vol II, #15, Oct. 28, 1989, The Presence of Jesus)


“…But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side,

and immediately there came out and Water….”

(Jn 19:34)

 

A beautiful devotion in honor of the Drops of Blood lost by Our Lord on the road to Calvary was introduced by Pope Leo XIII, providing amazing promises for ourselves and our families:

 

Devotion in Honor of the Drops of Blood

Lost by our Lord Jesus Christ on His Way to Calvary 


“…Now if you invoke as Father

He who judges impartially according to each one’s works,

conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning,

realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct,

handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold,

but with the Precious Blood of Christ as of a spotless lamb,

He was known before the foundation of the world,

but revealed in the final time for you….”

(1 Pet 1:17-20)

St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, with St. Matilda and St. Bridget, wishing to know something of the Passion of Jesus Christ, offered fervent and special prayers upon which Our Lord revealed to them:

To all the faithful who shall recite for 3 years, each day, 2 Our Fathers, 2 Hail Mary’s and 2 Glory Be’s in honor of the drops of Blood I lost, I will concede the following 5 graces:

1st: The plenary indulgence and remittance of your sins. 
2nd: You will be free from the pains of Purgatory. 
3rd: If you should die before completing the said 3 years, for you it will be the same as if you had completed them. 
4th: It will be upon your death the same as if you had shed all your blood for the Holy Faith. 
5th: I will descend from Heaven to take your soul and that of your relatives, until the fourth generation.

(Blessed by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII in Rome, April 5, 1890.)

 

Our Lord then speaks of “glory”—His own Glory in His Oneness with the Father, but also the promise to share that glory with us as we bring Him glory through our faithfulness to His commands.  Moreover, Our Lord reiterates the precious gift we have available to us through His Most Precious Blood in the Eucharist, our forgiveness and sanctification, but unfortunately so often dismissed and rejected by the closed-hearted:

“..All who dwell in My Kingdom are glorified in Oneness with My Father….I am Glory, for I am One with Him!  It is through My Blood that We are One with each other….You bring Me glory when you live My Gospel words.  You bring Me glory when you love one another….You bring Me glory when you have mercy….You bring Me glory through simple prayers of thanksgiving….”  (JOM, Vol I, #24, Dec. 29, 1988, Glory)

 

“…O’ if My beloved would come to receive Me in My Eucharist, I would cleanse them and comfort them.  I would place the Truth of My law in their hearts and on their minds.  The sorrow is that they cannot accept the Truth of My words and do not believe that My Sacrifice for men was to sanctify them through forgiveness in My Blood shed.  I came to do the Will of God,  His Will of saving men from condemnation and sanctifying them through My Blood for redemption….there are so few who receive it with an open heart!...” (JOM, Vol II, #19, Nov. 7, 1989, Sorrow)


“…The chalice of benediction, which we bless,

is it not the communion of the  of Christ?

And the bread, which we break,

is it not the partaking of the Body of the Lord?...”

(1 Cor 10:16)

 

The Blood of Her Son

Our Lady of Emmitsburg speaks of the protective value of the Most Precious Blood of her Son, both the Christ Child and the Most Sacred Heart, to which she encourages our adoration as well as our praise and thanksgiving to the Father for providing us the means through which evil could be confounded and the safety of all her children secured:

 

“…This very night the King of Kings, the Savior of the world is embarking upon you to allow you to know the grace of His being and the joy of His coming….Yet so many people forget the true meaning of Who He is.  He is your Savior.  In all humility I bow in obedience to Him, and I invite you to bow in obedience also, to bow at His most precious feet.  Those precious little feet have walked the world.  Those feet have been torn and skinned with sores from all the sins of mankind.  My Son has shed His Precious Blood for the salvation of mankind….”  (Private OLOE, Dec. 24, 2002)

 

“…The enemy can only cause death, but cannot speak of light, hope and truth, or offer an invitation to prayer and adoration.  In the Presentation…, my Son is there for you as always….I would like you to join with my precious and adorable Son, and among all the Angels and Saints, in giving praise to God the Father for the Precious Blood He willed His Son shed for you and for all my Son endured for you….”   (Private OLOE, Feb. 2 2010, Feast of the Presentation)

 

“…Through all the good and through all the bad, you always come to His Most Sacred Heart.  You always bathe yourself in His Precious Blood, and you hide within Him.  There He teaches you all of His virtues and all of His ways, especially the virtues from when He was a child.  Your great adoration to the Christ Child and to His Most Sacred Heart protect you and bind you in Union with the Holy Trinity….”  (Private OLOE, Dec. 19, 2009)

 

“…There is nothing more holy in this world

than to work for the good of souls,

for whose salvation Jesus Christ poured out

the last drops of His Blood….”

(St. John Bosco, 1815-1888)

 

“…In all the events that happen in the world, whether good or bad, it amazes me how the focus of conversation is on the event instead of on prayer.  When good things happen, all praise and thanksgiving should be given to God immediately.  When other events happen that are not so good, then the topic should be that of imploring God’s intercession, pleading for His Mercy, trusting in His infinite goodness, thanking God the Father and presenting Him the Precious Blood of Jesus in atonement of your sins and for the souls in Purgatory.  This would blanket you with tremendous protection….”  (Private OLOE, Feb. 6, 2010)

 

“Eternal Father, I offer you the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

in atonement for my sins

and in supplication for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

I love you. Help me now!”

(Private OLOE, Mar. 20, 2010)

 

 

One of Our Lord’s most generous promises to humanity, demonstrating the power in venerating His Most Precious Blood, comes in the prayer given to St. Gertrude the Great, (1256-1301).  In it each of us offers to the Eternal Father His Only Begotten Son’s Most Precious Blood that shed on Calvary and that which is again offered each day in the several hundred thousand Masses throughout the world.  Since we are all sinners, it is for the benefit of all humanity as well as the Souls in Purgatory, and these promises are unlimited in their availability for each of us to take advantage:

 

 

Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great

 

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus,

in union with the Masses said throughout the world today,

for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory,

for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church,

those in my own home and within my family.

Amen.

 

(Our Lord told St. Gertrude the Great this prayer would release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was extended to include living sinners which would alleviate the indebtedness accrued to them during their lives.)

 

 

The Journey

Our Lady of Emmitsburg describes the journey we are on, the enemy whom we will encounter, the weapons that are available to us, and the rewards that await each of us at the end of this journey.  She warns us about some of the distractions that may deceive us and the sanctifying power which lies in her Son’s Most Precious Blood, available to us if we accept the grace to submerge ourselves into It:


“…But if we walk in the Light, as He also is in the Light,

we have fellowship one with another,

and the  of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin….”

(1 Jn 1:7)

 

 “…We are on a journey.  This journey is a battle of good against evil….Pray together….Each of you must pray, so that the seal of protection may be upon your families….At this point of time in salvific history, you must know that no longer is there room for error….My army has been called to join together and to take up arms to defend my most Immaculate Heart and the Heart of my Son. When you do this, then all of you are safe….Only you know in your heart where my Son is leading you.  I am here to encourage you, to thank you, and to rally you on to persevere and to be cleansed with my Son’s Most Precious Blood, so that your soul may be sanctified in His Most Glorious Name….”  (Private OLOE, Nov. 19, 2005)

 

“…The only thing I ask of you is not to look for sensation, approval, affirmation, support or confirmation of your prayer; because in this grace that’s given, you submerge yourself into the passionate Heart of my Son, where the sword plunged first and only the water that cleansed was released.  But as you plunge further in with the sword, you tap into His tissue and His Most Precious Blood, a rare gift indeed for those who have the will and the hope to endure….”  (Private OLOE, Sept. 25, 2007)


“…Blessed are they that wash their robes in the  of the Lamb:

that they may have a right to the tree of life,

and may enter in by the gates into the city….”

(Rev 22:14)

 

The Signs of the Times

Much has been said and written throughout salvation history about the “signs of the times,” especially in more recent centuries and decades, but even in Matthew’s Gospel we here:

 

“…You know how to judge the appearance of the sky,

but you cannot judge the signs of the times!

An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign,

but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah….”

(Mt 16:3-4)

 

There have always been those who mock the faithful who pay attention to God’s prophetic word either through Scripture or through His messengers.  It is no different now.  Our Lady of Emmitsburg reminds us that phrases such as “signs of the times,” “end of an era,” “apostasy,” “change,” “His Justice,” and “Seal of the Cross,” have been and still are met with indifference and indignation in many, if not most, Christian circles.  People of power and position seek the desires of their own wills through negotiation, arbitration, compromise (often of values), or through brute force and bullying, but almost never through love and unity.  Change is viewed as something which most often needs to occur externally to oneself, not internally, and much of the world is far too proud to acknowledge its need to be led, especially by the God of Truth or one of His faithful agents.  Thus, we now find ourselves in a world, as in the time of Noah, that can only be protected and saved through Divine intervention, a measure that through the instruments of God’s Mercy or His Justice will bring the Truth of His Love for all to see and then to make a choice.  For our part, we are being called to “evangelize,” reflecting internally on the change God desires in each of us as we strive to externalize God’s Love in us and unite with others in prayer for the salvation of souls. And it is from those who refuse Him that the faithful may need, at least for a time, God’s protection as we continue to hope, to love, and to hold on to the Sacramental life and His Divine Will for dear life:

 

“…The signs of the times have revealed that the end of an era is truly sooner than you think….There is no longer time to be distracted by anything.  All there is time for is to love and to unify; and in your actions of love, people will see the Truth…Already in the world there are too many people who no longer believe.  The apostasy is at hand….80% of the world are not walking with God….Prayer, the Eucharist and the holy Sacraments, sacramentals in your home, and all blessed objects will keep you firmly rooted in your faith…In the Name of Jesus, may His Precious Blood cover you….No one can take you away from God unless you allow any evil forces to draw you….”  (Private OLOE, Aug. 15, 2010)  “God gave His Precious Blood so that you could lead.  Continue with strength, courage and filial confidence.  There are so many people who will need to be led….”  (Private OLOE, Jan. 4, 2011)

 

“…Know in your hearts and through all your actions that my Son is present.  There is change to come soon….There will be changes in the world, because God looks upon this world, desiring to bring back once again all those who have walked away from Him.  His Justice will prevail.  All of you who love Him with all your hearts are protected with the Seal of the Cross and saved through His Precious Blood….”  (Private OLOE, Feb. 18, 2005)

 

“Little ones, have hope in Jesus…, and continue to love.  Know that His blessing and the Precious Blood poured forth from His Heart covers you and protects you….Blessed be those who give Him praise,… faithfully fulfilling the Will of God…”  (Private OLOE, May 13, 2004)

 

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus,

preserve me with your Precious Blood and keep me safe.

Allow my words to extinguish the heresies of the Church.”

(Private OLOE, Aug. 31, 2003)

 

 

Rosary of Glory

Join Our Lady in praying the "Rosary of Glory" prayer. The "Rosary of Glory" is prayed on the traditional Marian Rosary beads. It was given by Our Lady to Gianna as a prayer of consecration. In contrast to the traditional Rosary, Our Lady prays all the prayers in the "Rosary of Glory," whereas she herself does not say the "Hail Mary" prayers in the traditional Marian Rosary.

To begin pray: [1] Apostles' Creed, [2] Our Father, [3] Hail Mary, [4] Glory be to the Father, etc. Then, on the "Our Father beads" pray: "It is through your Blood that we are consecrated to You and You to us," and on the "Hail Mary" beads pray: "Glory be to the Father, etc." After the last "Hail Mary” bead of the 5th decade, pray: "Glory, glory, glory, alleluia! It is today we are consecrated to You."

 

 

"…Conduct yourselves with reverence

knowing that you were not redeemed

with corruptible things as gold or silver,

or from your vain conversation of the tradition of your fathers,

He was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world,

but manifested in the last times for you….”

(1 Pet 1: 18-20)

 

 

End of Adoration, Part 3B


“…Saying with a loud voice:

‘Fear the Lord, and give Him honor,

because the hour of His judgment is come;

and  Him that made heaven and earth,

the sea, and the fountains of waters….’”

(Rev 14:7)