Prayer for the Society of the Precious Blood
Let us pray for our Society, for the superiors and the members, and for an increase of vocations:
O Lord, through the intercession of Saint Gaspar and Saint Francis Xavier, bless our Society and those who govern it in your name, as well as all its members. Grant us many more zealous members who will serve the Society in humility and obedience, and in all things carry out your holy will.
Let us pray for our missions:
O Lord, who said: “The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few,” raise up among us many generous vocations for the missions and bless those who exercise this ministry. May the holy Apostles Peter and Paul and all the holy missionaries help them and protect them.
Let us pray that we might see and fulfill our mission in the world today:
O Lord, make us aware of our everchanging tasks. Help us to understand the signs of our times, so that our work may bear fruit for the salvation of people and for your glory.
Let us pray for our sick:
O merciful Jesus, graciously look upon your servants who are sick. Comfort and strengthen them. Accept our prayers on their behalf, and may they accept their suffering in the same spirit that you accepted the cross for our redemption.
Let us pray for our benefactors:
O Lord, in your kindness reward with life everlasting all those who have been good to us for your name’s sake.
Let us pray for the grace of a happy death:
O Jesus, King of eternal glory, grant that we may leave this world in your love, and be brought into your holy light. May Saint Joseph, patron of the dying, intercede for us.
Let us pray for the souls in purgatory, especially for our deceased members and benefactors:
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
L. May they rest in peace.