Friday, July 10, 2015

Reparation prayer


Eternal Father, turn away Thy angry gaze from our guilty people whose face has become unsightly in Thine eyes. Look instead upon the Face of Thy Beloved Son, for this is the Face of Him in Whom Thou art well pleased. We now offer Thee this Holy Face, covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises in reparation for the crimes of our age in order to appease Thine anger, justly provoked against us. Because Thy Divine Son, our Redeemer, has taken upon His Head all the sins of His members, that they might be spared, we now beg of Thee, Eternal Father, to grant us mercy. AMEN.

(from the Holy Face Devotion prayers)


Mary's Child Mariann said...

Thank you.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Looks very much like the image of the living Christ made based on the Shroud of Turin. I love the devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus. Here's a website that describes it and offers these words of Jesus - "Every time My Face is contemplated I will pour out My Love into the hearts of those persons, and by means of My Holy Face the salvation of many souls will be obtained."
(Spoken to Blessed Mother Pierina) More at