A wonderful Good Friday prayer. I first posted this prayer in 2006 at our original L&B blog site. It’s time to repost it here so folks don’t have to rely on the clunky “web archive” version of this excellent prayer.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.*
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, *
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, One God,
Jesus, the Eternal Wisdom, Have mercy on us.*
Jesus, sold for thirty pieces of silver, *
Jesus, prostrate on the ground in prayer,
Jesus, strengthened by an angel,
Jesus, in Thine agony bathed in a bloody sweat,
Jesus, betrayed by Judas with a kiss,
Jesus, bound by the soldiers,
Jesus, forsaken by Thy disciples,
Jesus, brought before Annas and Caiphas,
Jesus, struck in the face by a servant,
Jesus, accused by false witnesses,
Jesus, declared guilty of death,
Jesus, spat upon,
Jesus, smitten on the cheek,
Jesus, thrice denied by Peter,
Jesus, despised and mocked by Herod,
Jesus, clothed in a white garment,
Jesus, rejected for Barabbas,
Jesus, torn with scourges,
Jesus, bruised for our sins,
Jesus, esteemed a leper,
Jesus, covered with a purple robe,
Jesus, crowned with thorns,
Jesus, struck with a reed upon the Head,
Jesus, demanded for crucifixion by the Jews,
Jesus, condemned to an ignominious death,
Jesus, given up to the will of Thine enemies,
Jesus, loaded with the heavy weight of the Cross,
Jesus, led like a sheep to the slaughter,
Jesus, stripped of Thy garments,
Jesus, reviled by the malefactors,
Jesus, promising Paradise to the penitent thief,
Jesus, commending St. John to Thy Mother as her son,
Jesus, declaring Thyself forsaken by Thy Father, Jesus, in Thy thirst given gall and vinegar to drink,
Jesus, testifying that all things written concerning Thee were accomplished,
Jesus, commending Thy spirit into the hands of Thy Father,
Jesus, obedient even to the death of the cross,
Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Jesus, made a propitiation for us,
Jesus, taken down from the cross,
Jesus, laid in the sepulcher,
Jesus, rising gloriously from the dead,
Jesus, ascending into Heaven,
Jesus, our Advocate with the Father,
Jesus, sending down on Thy disciples the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete,
Jesus, exalting Thy Mother above the choirs of angels,
Jesus, Who shall come to judge the living and the dead,
Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.
From all evil, Lord Jesus, deliver us. *
From all sin, *
From anger, hatred, and every evil will,
From war, famine, and pestilence,
From all dangers of mind and body,
From everlasting death,
Through Thy most pure Conception,
Through Thy miraculous Nativity,
Through Thy humble Circumcision,
Through Thy baptism and holy fasting,
Through Thy labors and watchings,
Through Thy cruel scourging and crowning,
Through Thy thirst, and tears, and nakedness,
Through Thy precious death and Cross,
Through Thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension,
Through Thy sending forth the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete,
In the Day of Judgement,
We sinners, beseech Thee, hear us.*
That Thou wilt spare us, *
That Thou wilt pardon us,
That Thou wilt bring us to true penance,
That Thou wilt mercifully pour into our hearts the grace of the Holy Spirit,
That Thou wilt defend and propagate Thy Holy Church,
That Thou wilt preserve and increase all societies assembled in Thy Holy Name,
That Thou wilt bestow upon us true peace,
That Thou wilt give us perseverance in grace and in Thy holy service,
That Thou wilt deliver us from unclean thoughts, from the temptations of the devil, and from everlasting damnation, That Thou wilt unite us to the company of Thy saints,
That Thou wilt graciously hear us,
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
V. Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee,
R. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Let us Pray
Almighty and eternal God, Who didst appoint Thine only-begotten Son the Saviour of the world and willed to be appeased by His blood, grant that we may so venerate this Price of our Salvation, and by its might be so defended upon earth from the evils of this present life, that in Heaven we may rejoice in its everlasting fruit. Through Christ Our Lord Who lives and reigns with Thee in unity of the the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.