Prayers for The Hours of The Passion
of Our Lord Jesus Christ
The following prayers are recommended to be prayed before and after meditating on each hour.
Prayer Before Each Hour
O my Lord Jesus Christ, prostrate in your divine presence, I implore your most loving Heart to assist me as I meditate on the 24 hours of your most sorrowful Passion. In your Passion, your love drove You to suffer so much in your adorable body and in your most holy soul unto death on the Cross. I implore your help, your grace, and your love to have profound compassion and a profound understanding of your sufferings as I meditate on this hour. O merciful Lord, grant that my loving desire, united to You, may bring your holy blessings down upon us all.
I give You thanks, O Jesus, for calling me into union with You by means of prayer. To glorify You, I unite myself with your thoughts, your tongue, and your Heart with which I intend to pray. I fuse myself in your Will and in your love, and extending my arms to embrace You, I place my head upon your Heart and begin.
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Prayer After Each Hour
My beloved Jesus, You have called me in this hour of your Passion to keep You company, and I have come. With the most touching and eloquent words I seemed to hear You praying, offering reparation, suffering and pleading in anguish and sorrow for the salvation of souls.
I tried to follow You in everything. Now, I owe You my heartfelt “Thank You” and “I bless You.” Yes, O Jesus, I repeat my Thank You thousands and thousands of times. And I bless You for all that You have done and suffered for me and for everyone: I thank You and I bless You for every drop of Blood You shed; I thank You for your every breath, heartbeat, and step; I thank You for all the words, glances, afflictions, and affronts You lovingly endured. For everything You did, O Jesus, I offer You my Thank You and I bless You. O my dear Jesus, let my soul send forth a continuous flow of thanksgiving and blessings; may they draw down on all of us the flow of your blessings and graces.
O my sweet Jesus, press me to your Heart and, with your most sacred hands, mark every particle of my being with your, “I bless you,” so that my being may send forth a continuous hymn of blessings to You.