Prayer To The Holy Face

A prayer to the holy face of jesus goes like this… O Zebedee, James and John, who have left all things for the kingdom of God, thank you for your example. We also have chosen to leave all to follow Jesus. This prayer is adapted from a modern day version of the ancient Ancrene Wisse.

Mary, Queen of Saints and Angels, I thank you for your love and devotion in giving your only Son to be born into this world for the salvation of man. Having come from a fallen world, I sin often, meaning that my offense against our Lord is great. Yet Jesus did not turn from me even though he saw my wickedness and fallen state. He was willing to bear witness to my weaknesses and sins knowing that I would never be able to truly recognize and appreciate them.

A Roman Catholic Rosary devotion that contains several prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ and his Holy Mother Mary to honor the Infant of Prague. This prayer honors Sacred Host of Divine Mercy.

This prayer to the Holy Face of Jesus was originally initiated by Saint Veronica Giuliani at Quaracchi, near Florence, Italy in the early 18th century. Saint Veronica was once visited by an apparition of Our Lord while she was absorbed in prayer before a crucifix, and her life became wonderfully fruitful when she dedicated herself to the Stations of the Cross. The Lord appeared to her telling her that He desired that a special way of devotion should be spread throughout the whole world for His Most Holy Face.

Prayer To The Holy Face

Holy Face of Jesus, Be my joy.
Holy Face of Jesus, Be my strength.
Holy Face of Jesus, Be my health.
Holy Face of Jesus, Be my courage.
Holy Face of Jesus, Be my wisdom.
Holy Face of Jesus, Image of the Father, Provide for me.
Holy Face of Jesus, Mirror of Thy Priestly Heart, Be my zeal.
Holy Face of Jesus, Gift of the Spirit, Show me Thy love.
Holy Face of Jesus, saddened by sorrow, Grant my requests through Thy merits.
Amen.

Prayer To The Holy Face

Dear Lord, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary I (we) offer you these

prayers in reparation for the sins which offend God the most in these modern times – the

sins of blasphemy and the profanation of Sunday and Your Holy Days of Obligation.

Prayer to offer the Holy Face of Jesus to God the Father

to appease his justice and draw down mercy upon us

Almighty and Eternal Father, since it has pleased Our Divine Saviour to reveal to

mankind in modern times the power residing in His Holy Face, we now avail ourselves

of this treasure in our great need.

Since our Savior Himself promised that by offering to you His Holy face disfigured in the

passion we can procure the settlement of all the affairs of our household, and that

nothing whatsoever will be refused to us, we now come before Your throne.

Eternal Father, turn away Your angry gaze from our guilty people whose face has

become unsightly in your eyes. Look instead upon the Face of Your Beloved Son; for

this is the Face of Him in whom you are well pleased. We now offer You His Holy face

covered with blood, sweat, dust, spittle and shame, in reparation for the worst crimes of

our age, which are atheism, blasphemy and the desecration of Your holy days.

We thus hope to appease Your anger justly provoked against us. The All-Merciful

Advocate opens His mouth to plead our cause; listen to His cries, behold His tears, O

God, and through the merits of His Holy Face, hearken to Him when he intercedes for

us poor miserable sinners.

LITANY OF THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS

(composed by Sister Mary St. Peter)

I salute Thee, I adore Thee and I love Thee, O adorable Face of Jesus, my

Beloved, noble Seal of the Divinity! outraged anew by blasphemers. I offer

Thee, through the heart of Thy blessed Mother, the worship of all the Angels and

Saints, most humbly beseeching Thee to repair and renew in me and in all

men Thine Image disfigured by sin.

O adorable Face which was adored, with profound respect, by Mary and Joseph when

they saw Thee for the first time, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which ravished with joy, in the stable of Bethlehem, the Angels, the

shepherds and the magi, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which transpierced with a dart of love in the Temple, the saintly old

man Simeon and the prophetess Anna, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which filled with admiration the Doctors of the Law when Thou

appeared in the Temple at the age of twelve years, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which possesses beauty always ancient and always new, have mercy

on us,

O adorable Face which is the masterpiece of the Holy Ghost, in which the Eternal

Father is well pleased, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which is the ineffable mirror of the divine perfections, have mercy on

us,

O adorable Face of Jesus which was so mercifully bowed down on the Cross, on the

day of Thy Passion, for the salvation of the world! Once more today in pity bend down

towards us poor sinners. Cast upon us a glance of compassion and give us Thy peace.

O adorable Face which became brilliant like the sun and radiant with glory, on the

Mountain of Tabor, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which wept and was troubled at the tomb of Lazarus, have mercy on

us,

O adorable Face which was rendered sad at the sight of Jerusalem, and shed tears on

that ungrateful city, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which was bowed down to the ground in the Garden of Olives, and

covered with confusion for our sins, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which was covered with the sweat of blood, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which was struck by a vile servant, covered with a veil of shame, and

profaned by the sacrilegious hands of Thine enemies, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which by Its divine glance, wounded the heart of St. Peter with a dart

of sorrow and love, have mercy on us,

Be merciful to us, O my God!
Do not reject our prayers, when in the midst of our afflictions, we call upon Thy Holy Name

and seek with love and confidence Thine adorable Face.

O adorable Face which was washed and anointed by Mary and the holy women and

covered with a shroud, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which was all resplendent with glory and beauty on the day of the

Resurrection, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which is hidden in the Eucharist, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which will make sinners tremble, have mercy on us,
O adorable Face which will fill the just with joy for all eternity, have mercy on us,

O Lord, show us Thy Face, and we shall be saved! O Lord, show us Thy Face, and we shall be saved! O Lord, show us Thy Face, and we shall be saved!

O adorable Face which will appear at the end of time in the clouds with great power

and great majesty, have mercy on us,

O adorable Face which merits all our reverence, our homage and our adoration, have

mercy on us,

Prayer of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus to the Holy Face

O Jesus, who in Thy bitter Passion didst become “the most

abject of men, a man of sorrows”, I venerate Thy Sacred

Face whereon there once did shine the beauty and

sweetness of the Godhead; but now it has become for me

as if it were the face of a leper! Nevertheless, under those

disfigured features, I recognize Thy infinite Love and I am

consumed with the desire to love Thee and make Thee

loved by all men.

The tears that thou hast shed so abundantly appear to me

as so many precious pearls that I love to gather up, in

order to purchase the souls of poor sinners by means of

their infinite value. O Jesus, whose adorable Face ravishes

my heart, I implore Thee to fix deep within me Thy divine Image, to set me on fire with

Thy Love, and to make me worthy to contemplate in Heaven Thy glorious Face. Amen.

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