The 12 year prayers of St. Bridget

St. Bridget's Twelve Year Prayers on Jesus' Painful
Wounds and Precious Blood

 

These prayers are to be said each day for twelve years, with an Our Father and Hail Mary attached to each of the fifteen prayers.  The prayers had wonderful promises attached to them.

Each of the seven prayers honors a particular wound on Jesus' Body and the Precious Blood that flowed from it. Jesus' first wound was the Circumcision. The six other wounds honored are all part of his passion and death. If the person dies before the twelve years are completed, the Lord promises to accept them as having been prayed in their entirety.

    Here are the promises:

    1. The soul who prays them suffers no Purgatory.

    2. The soul who prays them will be accepted among the Martyrs, as though he had spilled his blood for his faith.

    3. The soul who prays them can chose three others whom Jesus will then keep in a state of grace sufficient to become holy.

    4. No one in the four successive generations of the soul who prays them will be lost.

    5. The soul who prays them will be made conscious of his death one month in advance.

In these wonderful prayers, the person offers each wound of Jesus in atonement for a particular kind of sin and as protection against a particular sin. For example, the Flogging of Jesus is offered as atonement for humanity's sins of the flesh, and for the preservation of innocence, especially "among my (you can add your children's or grandchildren's name or whomever you chose) and relatives."

Whoever prays them is promised the following graces:

1. I will grant peace to their families.

2. They will be enlightened about the Divine Mysteries.

3. I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.

4. I will give them as much as they ask for, as long as it does not oppose the Adorable Will of my Divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.

5. I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.

6. I will visibly help them at the moment of their death; they will see the face of their mother.

7. I have obtained from my Divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness, since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

Saint Bridget's Prayers for 12 Years

O Jesus, now I wish to pray the Lord's Prayer seven times in unity with the love with which You sanctified this prayer in Your heart. Take it from my lips into Your Divine Heart. Improve and complete it so much that it brings as much honour and joy to the Trinity as You granted it on earth with this prayer. May these pour upon Your Holy Humanity in Glorification to Your Painful Wounds and the Precious Blood that You spilled from them.

1. The Circumcision   Our Father .... Hail Mary ....

Eternal Father, through Mary's unblemished hands and the Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You the first wounds, the first pains and the first Bloodshed as atonement for my and all of humanity's sins of youth, as protection against the first mortal sin, especially among my relatives.

2. The Suffering on the Mount of Olives   Our Father .... Hail Mary ....

Eternal Father, through Mary's unblemished hands and the Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You the terrifying suffering of Jesus' Heart on the Mount of Olives and every drop of His Bloody Sweat as atonement for my and all of humanity's sins of the heart, as protection against such sins and for the spreading of Divine and brotherly love.

3. The Flogging   Our Father .... Hail Mary ....

Eternal Father, through Mary's unblemished hands and the Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You the many thousands of wounds, the gruesome pains and the Precious Blood of the Flogging as atonement for my and all of humanity's sins of the Flesh, as protection against such sins and the preservation of innocence, especially among my relatives.

4. The Crowning of Thorns   Our Father .... Hail Mary ....

Eternal Father, through Mary's unblemished hands and the Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You the wounds, the pains and the Precious Blood of Jesus' Holy Head from the Crowning of Thorns as atonement for my and all of humanity's sins of the Spirit, as protection against such sins and for the spreading of Christ's Kingdom here on earth.

5. The Carrying of the Cross   Our Father .... Hail Mary ....

Eternal Father, through Mary's unblemished hands and the Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You the sufferings on the Way of The Cross, especially His Holy Wound on His Shoulder and its precious Blood as atonement for my and all of humanity's rebellion against the Cross, every grumbling against Your Holy Arrangements and all other sins of the tongue, as protection against such sins and for true love of the Cross.

6. The Crucifixion of Jesus   Our Father .... Hail Mary ....

Eternal Father, through Mary's unblemished hands and the Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You Your Son on the Cross, His Nailing and Raising, His Wounds on the Hands and Feet and the three streams of His Precious Blood that poured from these for us, His extreme tortures of the Body and Soul, His precious death and its non-bleeding Renewal in all Holy Masses on earth as atonement for all wounds against vows and regulations within the Orders, as reparaion for my and all of the world's sins, for the sick and the dying, for all holy priests and laymen, for the Holy Father's intentions toward the restoration of Christian Families,  for the strengthening of Faith, for our country and unity among nations in Christ and His Church as well as for the Diaspora.

7. The Piercing of the Side of Jesus   Our Father .... Hail Mary ....

Eternal Father, accept as worthy, for the needs of the Holy Church and as atonement for the sins of all Mankind, the Precious Blood and Water which poured from the wound of Jesus' Divine Heart. Be gracious and merciful toward us. Blood of Christ, the last precious content of His Holy Heart, wash me of all my and other's guilt of sin! Water from the Side of Christ; wash me clean of all punishments for sin and extinguish the flames of Purgatory for me and for all the Poor Souls. AMEN