Prayer in Honor of the Five Wounds of Jesus

Prayers and Practices

Various prayers and practices are derived from devotion to the wounds of Christ. One of them is the Chaplet of the Five Wounds, promoted by the Passionists, which was approved by the church in 1823. It consists of five parts of beads honoring the five wounds of Jesus, in his hands, his feet and his heart. Five times the prayer: "Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and will be forever," is said, followed by the "Hail Mary" in honor of Mary's sorrows on Calvary.

The following short prayers may introduce the parts of the chaplet.

Chaplet Holy Mother, pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew,
Of my Savior crucified.

First Wound -- The Left Foot
Second Wound -- The Right Foot
Third Wound -- The Left Hand
Fourth Wound -- The Right Hand
Fifth Wound -- The Riven Side

Prayer in Honor of
the Five Wounds of Jesus

My crucified Jesus!
I adore the wounds in your sacred head
with sorrow deep and true.
May every thought of mine today
be an act of love for you.
I adore the wounds in your sacred hands
with sorrow deep and true.
May every work of my hands today
be an act of love for you.
I adore the wounds in your sacred feet
with sorrow deep and true.
May every step I take today
be an act of love for you.
I adore the wound in your sacred heart
with sorrow deep and true.
May every beat of my heart today
be an act of love for you. Amen.

 

 

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