Divine prayer in us
Our God, let the blood of Jesus, through which we become priceless, plead before You for every person throughout time. Let it intercede for our holiness and transform us into true images of Jesus.
Through His blood that cries out unceasingly to Your mercy, please recognise Your face in each person, and reclaim what is Yours but is currently hidden in sin, in apathy, in worldly concerns, or in compromised discipleship. Have compassion on Jesus’ words—that when He is raised up He will draw everyone to Himself.
Let the heart of Jesus—anguished for those who reject their salvation and for those who fail to honour their vocation—grieve not, but behold that time when each person is innocent and pleasing…The most hardened persons have such moments hidden in their existence, even in infancy or childhood. Behold Your image in us, seeing past our sins into these pure moments in each person’s life and let them plead before God from within each drop of Your blood.
God, remember that Jesus is most betrayed in the negligence and compromise of His closest friends. Console Him by their increasing holiness, intercession, and witness of gospel teaching.
The prayer that I offer You, our God, is not my own, but Your sacred prayer in each human soul, the prayer of the blood of Your only begotten Son.