Prayer For Good Friday
“O, my Lord Jesus, I hereby beg of Thee, by the merits of Thy Precious Blood, by Thy Divine Heart, and by the intercession of Thy Most Holy Death to assist me in this pressing necessity.”
(To be said 33 times for each intention. It must be said during the hours of
12 noon and 3 PM.)
Prayer for Good Friday
“I adore Thee, O Holy Cross, which has been adorned with the tender, delicate, and venerable hands and feet of my Saviour, Jesus Christ, and immured with the Precious Blood. I adore Thee, my God, nailed to the Cross for me. I adore Thee again, O Holy Cross, for the love of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen”
(Revealed to St. Bridget that if said devoutly 3 times on Good Friday that 33 souls would be released from Purgatory. 3 souls on ordinary days.)
The Seven Last Words
1 “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing” (Lk 23:34)
2 “I assure you: this day you will be with Me in paradise” (Lk 23:43)
3 “Woman, there is your Son” (Jn 19:26)
4 “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mt 27:46
5 “I am thirsty” (Jn 19:30)
6 “Now it is finished” (Jn 19:30)
7 “Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit” (Lk 23:46)
Prayer of the Seven Last Words
O Divine Jesus, incarnate Son of god, for our salvation you consented to be born in a stable, to spend you whole life amid poverty, trials, and misery, and to die surrounded by sufferings on the Cross. At the hour of my death, please tell your Father, Father, forgive them. Tell your Mother, Behold your child. Tell my soul, This day you shall be with me in paradise.
My God, my God, do not forsake me in that hour. I thirst, yes, my soul thirsts for you who are the fountain of living waters. My life passes away like a shadow; in a short while everything will be accomplished. Therefore, my adored Saviour, from this moment and for all eternity, into your hands I commend my spirit. Lord Jesus, receive my soul.
Jesus Christ, Son of God made Man, crowned with thorns, bearing a scepter of a reed, wearing a royal cloak purpled with Your Precious Blood, I venerate You as the Man of Sorrows and acknowledge You as my Lord and King!
Jesus crucified, I firmly renounce the devil and detest all sin that has torn me from Your loving friendship. I pledge my loyalty to You, my savior, and beg You to make me Your own in sincerest love. I promise to be faithful in service to You, and to strive to become more pleasing to you by avoiding every sin and its occasions, by carrying out my duties perfectly as a good Catholic, and by practicing virtue.
Jesus crucified, accept the homage I wish to render you during this novena, as a token of my sincerest appreciation for the sorrows and sufferings You have willingly borne to atone for my many sins and to prove how much You love me.
I adore You as my very God, Who willed to become Man in order to save me from eternal death. I thank you as my best Friend, Who laid down Your life as proof of the greatest love possible.
I ask pardon for having so little thought of You, Jesus crucified, and for having caused Your sorrows and sufferings by the many sins I have committed.
I pray to You, dearest Jesus, for all the graces I need to know You, to love You and serve You faithfully unto death, and to save my soul. Give me a tender and fervent devotion to Your Sacred Passion by which I was redeemed, venerating You especially in Holy Mass. Teach me how to unite sorrows and sufferings of my life with Your own.
Finally, through all Your sorrows and pains, through Your Sacred Heart glowing with love for me, broken because of my want of love for You, through the sorrows of Mary, your Sorrowful Mother, I ask for this special favor: [mention your request]
With childlike trust I abandon myself to your holy Will concerning my request.