Prayer Of The Holy Cross


Oh! Lord Almighty Thou have suffered death at the cross for our sins.

Oh! Holy Cross of Jesus be my true light.

Oh! Holy Cross of Jesus fill my soul with good thoughts.

Oh! Holy Cross safely guard me against unholy thoughts and wordly dangers that I may worship the Holy Cross of Jesus of Nazareth crucified have pity on me.

Oh! Holy Cross of Jesus be my hope.

Oh! Holy Cross have mercy on me forever and ever. Amen.

In honor of the precious Blood of Jesus and His fearful death and resurrection and His glorification, which leads to everlasting life.

As true as Jesus was born at Christmas and crucified on Good Friday,
As true as Saint Joseph and Nicodemus took Jesus down from the cross,

As true as Jesus ascended into heaven, may He preserve me from my enemies both visible and invisible forever and ever. Amen.

Lord Almighty, unto Thy hand I give my soul and my body.

Oh! Lord Jesus grant me strength to bear my cross as thyself. Teach me to bear it with great humility that the Virgin may fill me with the Holy Ghost. Preserve my soul and lead it to life everlasting. Amen.

This prayer was found in the sepulcher of the Lord Jesus in the year 1709 and was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles on the eve of his departure to fight his enemies and by him sent to St. Michael in France. When this prayer is in the house, the house will be safely guarded from thunder and lightning and whoever reads or hears this prayer it will never be burned drown nor will any poison have effect. It will never be a prisoner of war or will ever be vanquished.