A PRAYER TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
To Be Said by the Dying Person, or by Another for Him or Her
We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
R. Because by Thy
holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
O GOD, Who for the redemption of the world didst vouchsafe to be born,
to be circumcised, to be rejected by the Jews, to be betrayed with a
kiss by the
traitor Judas, to be bound with cords, to be led as an innocent Iamb to
the slaughter, and in the sight of Annas, Caiphas, Pilate, and Herod,
to be treated with indignity, to be accused by false witnesses, to be
afflicted with scourges and reproaches, to be spit upon, to be crowned
with thorns, to be beaten with blows, to be struck with a reed, to have
Thy face veiled, to be stripped of Thy garments, to be nailed to the
Cross and raised high thereon, to be ranked among thieves, to be
offered gall and vinegar to drink, and to be pierced with a lance: Do
Thou, O Lord, by these Thy most holy pains, which I, though unworthy,
now call to mind, and by Thy holy Cross and death, deliver me (or this
Thy servant, N.) from the pains of Hell, and vouchsafe to lead me (name
the person) whither Thou didst lead the good thief who was crucified
Thee. Who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest
forever and ever. Amen.