The Holy Cross Prayer
Oh Lord Almighty! You 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! help me in my salvation. Oh Holy Cross! safeguard me against unholy thoughts and worldly 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 is born on Christmas and crucified on Good Friday. As true as St. 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, into Your hands I give my soul and my body. Oh Lord Jesus! grant me strength to bear the cross as Yourself. Teach me to bear it with great humility that the Blessed Virgin may fill me with the Holy Spirit. 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.
Whoever reads or wears it on him will never burn or drown nor will any poison have effect on him. He will never be a prisoner of war nor will he ever be vanquished.
When a woman has labor pains, let her wear this prayer and she will immediately be delivered. And when the child is born, let her place this prayer on the right side of the child and he will be safely preserved from all accidents.
Whoever carries this prayer with him will never have any epileptic attacks and if you see anyone having fits, place the prayer on his right side and he will be cured immediately.
"Whoever writes this prayer for himself or for others I will bless, but whoever scoffs and laughs at it will be doomed", says the Lord. When this prayer is in the house, the house will be safely guarded against thunder and lightning.
Whoever reads this prayer daily will be warned three days before his death by a Holy Sign of the Cross. Let us pray the Holy Cross Prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ.