Remember the Value of Your Precious Blood

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O Christ, Lamb of God,
only Son of the Father,
for us and for the whole world
you offered yourself
as payment on the cross,
dying innocently at the hands of the wicked.
Remember the infinite value
of your precious blood
and blot out the sins of all your people.

You were reviled and stricken.
You were bound with cords,
and beaten with stripes.
You wore the crown of thorns,
and were nailed to the cross.
You suffered the bitter pains of death,
your side was pierced
and your body was laid in the tomb.

Grant us poor creatures,
for whom you endured so much,
the everlasting joy of your heavenly kingdom,
so that those who worship you,
remembering your passion,
and praising you as the Lamb who was slain,
may be raised to heavenly places
to see the glory of your resurrection.
Amen.

Through your mercy, O our God.
You are blessed
and live and govern all things,
now and forever.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic. Freely modified from The Revised Prayer-Book of the Reformed Spanish Church, 1889, Good Friday Office.

O Christ, Lamb of God, the only begotten Son of the Father, Who for our sakes and for the whole world didst offer Thyself in propitiation upon the cross, dying innocently at the hands of wicked men, remember the infinite value of Thy precious blood, and blot out the sins of all Thy people. O Thou Who wast reviled and buffeted ; Who wast bound with cords, and beaten with stripes; Who wore the crown of thorns, and wast nailed to the cross; Who didst suffer the bitter pains of death; Whose side was pierced and Whose body was laid in the tomb ; grant unto the miserable creatures for whom Thou didst endure so much, the everlasting joy of Thy heavenly kingdom; so that as many as prostrate themselves before Thee, remembering Thy passion, and worshipping Thee as the Lamb which was slain, may be raised to heavenly places and enjoy the gladness of Thy glorious resurrection.
Ans. Amen.
Mm. Through Thy mercy, O our God, Who art blessed and dost live and govern all things, world without end.
Ans. Amen.

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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