Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico


JULY PRAYERS - Month of the Precious Blood

America MaryPrecious Blood Prayer

Almighty, and everlasting God,
who hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son
to be the Redeemer of the world,
and hast been pleased to be reconciled unto us by His Blood,
grant us, we beseech Thee,
so to venerate with solemn worship the price of our salvation,
that the power there of may here on earth
keep us from all things hurtful,
and the fruit of the same may gladden us for ever hereafter in heaven.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood. Pray the Chaplet of the Most Precious Blood.

The Pardon Prayer of Fatima

My God, I believe, I adore, I love, and I trust You.
I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not love, and do not trust You.

He knelt, bending his forehead to the ground. With a supernatural impulse we did the same, repeating the words we heard him say the prayer. After repeating this prayer three times the angel rose and said to us, "Pray in this way. The hearts of Jesus and Mary are ready to listen to you."
  - From Lucia's memoirs, composed under obedience to the Bishop

Novena to the Prophet Elijah (for rain)

Lord, through the prayers of your holy prophet Elijah,
grant us the rain that we need.

May his prayers and the example of his reliance on your providential care,
help us to believe and to thank you ahead of time for an abundance of rain.

May we thirst for you as he did; may we trust in you as he did;
may we live to see your providential care shown forth as he did.

Holy Elijah, prophet zealous for God's Glory,
pray for us to be still and to hear God speaking to us through His Word,
through events, and through His holy people.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

by Fr. Robert

Prayer to End Abortion

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
By the resurrection of your son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself never to be silent,
Never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes a nation
With liberty and justice not just for some but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen