Prayers of the Holy Face

Prayers of the Holy Face

A Heaven- revealed Remedy to the Ills of our Times

 

Introductory Prayer

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.

 

Chaplet of Sister Marie of St Peter

 

The following Chaplet of Reparation contains prayers composed by Sister Marie of St

Peter after Jesus asked her to battle in prayer against the “enemies of God”, especially

communists.

(Even if you do not have the ‘chaplet’ of beads, you can still pray the prayers).

The Holy Face Chaplet beads consists of 33 beads made up of 5 sets of 6 beads each

to make reparation for the sins of blasphemy against Our Lord’s Holy Face through His

five senses and the last three beads in honour of the three years of our Lord’s public

ministry on earth.

On the Crucifix say:

Eternal Father I offer You the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ and all the other

instruments of His Holy Passion, that You may put division in the camp of Your

enemies; for as Your Beloved Son has said, "A kingdom divided against itself shall fall."

On the next five beads say:

1) May God arise and let His enemies be scattered and let those who hate Him flee before His Face!

2) May the thrice Holy Name of God overthrow all their plans!
3) May the Holy Name of the Living God split them up by disagreements!
4) May the terrible Name of the God of Eternity stamp out all their godlessness!

5) Lord, I do not desire the death of the sinner, but that he be converted and live. "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."

On the medal say: the "Golden Arrow" prayer.

 

THE “GOLDEN ARROW” PRAYER

 

(Dictated by Our Lord to Sister Mary of St. Peter)

This “Golden Arrow” prayer was given to Sr. Mary of St. Peter to atone for the sins of

blasphemy against God’s name. Just as sins of blasphemy were like a ‘poisoned arrow’

continually wounding God’s Heart, she saw in a vision that this “Golden Arrow” had the

power to wound him “delightfully”.

Our Lord revealed to her the inseparable connection in honouring the unutterable name

of God through the Golden Arrow prayer and in venerating the Holy Face of Jesus.

She saw how its recitation caused torrents of graces to stream for the conversion of

sinners.

It is the central prayer in the devotion to the Holy Face.

 

“May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most

incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always

praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on earth,

and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the

Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy

Sacrament of the Altar.

Amen.”

 

On the thirty three white beads say:

Arise, O Lord, and let Your enemies be scattered, and let those that hate You flee

before Your Face.

 

On each of the six large beads say:

My Jesus, mercy” and one “Glory Be..”

 

On the medal at the end say:

 

Eternal Father, I offer You the Holy Face of Jesus, covered with blood, sweat, dust and

spittle, in reparation for the crimes of communists, blasphemers, and for the profaners

of the Holy Name and of the Holy Day of Sunday. (This exclamation is also

recommended to be recited frequently throughout the day).