Friday, July 10, 2009

Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Jesus

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Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Jesus

O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, which so tore Thy Flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other Wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.

Padre Pio's Secret: His Shoulder Wound

In the Pieta Prayer book and at this site, where I found the above prayer, I read:

It is related in the annals of Clairvaux that St. Bernard asked Our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering and Our Lord answered: "I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound, which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through Its virtue and merit. And in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial sins and will no longer remember their mortal sins."

This revelation and promise of Our Dear Savior is another proof of His unlimited mercy. You are urged to say these prayers daily and to promulgate this prayer on a continuous basis, so that others may share in this blessing.

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Anne said...

I've heard this before about his shoulder wound being the most painful, and I can easily understand why-he carried all of our sins upon his shoulder. But, I recently saw a picture of a statue with a close-up of his knees and I haven't been able to get that image out of my mind ever since. I wrote about it on my blog a while back. Maybe it was just that the picture looked so real, and I've seen so many scraped up knees on my own children over the years.

SQUELLY said...

Thank you so much, as always, for sharing this Esther. God Bless!

EC Gefroh said...

Anne, I read that post via Google Reader so didn't see the picture if you posted it. Did you?

My pleasure Squelly!

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Thank you for posting this Esther.
At one time in my life I had pain in my left shoulder and it always made me think of how painful the shoulder wound of Christ must have been.

EC Gefroh said...

That is an excellent way of contemplating on Jesus' passion Ed. TY.

sara said...

Do we know which shoulder it was?

EC Gefroh said...

Sara, Jesus' left shoulder?