Prayer

The Golden Arrow Prayer

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most mysterious and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the …

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most mysterious and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar. Amen.

About The Golden Arrow Prayer

The Golden Arrow Prayer was given to Sister Mary(sometimes called Sister Marie) of Peter, a Carmelite nun in France, by Jesus in a vision in 1843. Sister Mary called it “an Act of Praise that our Lord Himself dictated to me, notwithstanding my unworthiness, for the reparation of Blasphemy [insulting or disrespectful thoughts or behavior] against His Holy Name.”

Sister Mary witnessed the Sacred Heart of Jesus hit by the Golden Arrow prayer during the vision. From this, torrents of graces poured out of the sacred heart to convert sinners.

Shroud of Turin

The golden arrow prayer is meant as an act of reparation for the profanation of Sundays and of Holy Days of Obligation. Normally the Golden Arrow Prayer is recited as part of a group of prayers known as Holy Face Devotion. That’s why the picture from the Shroud of Turin, the holy shroud that Jesus was buried in, is usually used on the holy card for this prayer and devotion.

How to Pray to the Holy Face of Jesus Christ

Dear Lord, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer Thee these prayers in reparation for the sins which offend God the most in these modern times – the sins of BLASPHEMY and the PROFANATION OF SUNDAY and Thy Holy Days of Obligation:

One Our Father

One Hail Mary

One Glory Be

The Golden Arrow Prayer

The Litany of the Holy Face of Jesus.

Prayer Offered to the Holy Face of Jesus to God The Father.

Reparation Prayer

Prayers of Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus Christ

An Aspiration to the Eternal Father (to be frequently recited throughout the day)

Eternal Father, we offer You the Holy Face of Jesus, covered with blood, sweat, dust and spittle, in reparation for the crimes of communists, blasphemers, and for the profaners of the Holy Name and of the Holy Day. Amen.

Prayer Offered to the Holy Face of Jesus to God The Father.

Almighty and Eternal Father, since it has pleased Our Divine Savior to reveal to mankind in modern times the power residing in His Holy Face, we now avail ourselves of this Treasure in our great need. Since Our Savior Himself promised that by offering to Thee His Holy Face, disfigured in the Passion, we can procure the settlement of all the affairs of our household, and that nothing will be refused to us, we now come before Thy throne.

Reparation Prayer

Eternal Father, turn away Thy angry gaze from our guilty people whose face has become unsightly in Thine eyes. Look instead upon the Face of Thy Beloved Son, for this is the Face of Him in Whom Thou art well pleased. We now offer Thee this Holy Face, covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises in reparation for the crimes of our age in order to appease Thine anger, justly provoked against us. Because Thy Divine Son, our Redeemer, has taken upon His Head all the sins of His members, that they might be spared, we now beg of Thee, Eternal Father, to grant us mercy. amen

Litany of The Holy Face of Jesus

I salute Thee, I adore Thee, and I love Thee, O adorable Face of Jesus, my Beloved, noble Seal of the Divinity! I offer Thee, through the heart of Thy Blessed Mother, the worship of all the Angels and Saints, most humbly beseeching Thee to repair and renew in me and in all men Thy Image disfigured by sin.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face was adored, with profound respect, by Mary and Joseph when they saw Thee for the first time, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face ravished with joy, the Angels, the shepherds, and the magi in the stable of Bethlehem, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face wounded with a dart of love the aged Simeon and the prophetess Anna in the temple, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face filled with admiration the Doctors of the law in the Temple at the age of twelve years,  have mercy on us.

O Adorable Face which possesses beauty always ancient and always new, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face is the masterpiece of the Holy Ghost, in which the Eternal Father is well pleased, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face is the ineffable mirror of the Divine Perfections, have mercy on us.

Adorable Face of Jesus, which was so mercifully bowed down on the Cross on the day of Thy Passion for the salvation of the world! Once more today in pity, bend down towards us poor sinners. Cast upon us a glance of compassion and give us Thy peace.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face sorrowed and wept at the tomb of Lazarus, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face was brilliant like the sun and radiant with glory on Mount Tabor, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face grew sad at the sight of Jerusalem, when Thou didst weep over that ungrateful city, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face was bowed down to the ground in the Garden of Olives, and covered with confusion for our sins, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face was covered with the sweat of blood, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face was kissed by Judas, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face was struck by a vile servant, shamefully blindfolded, and profaned by the sacrilegious hands of Thine enemies, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, the divine look of whose Adorable Face wounded the heart of St. Peter with a dart of sorrow and love, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face the pious Veronica wiped on the way to Calvary, have mercy on us.

Be merciful to us, O my God! Do not reject our prayers, when in the midst of our afflictions, we call upon Thy Holy Name and seek with love and confidence Thy Adorable Face.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face was washed and anointed by Mary and the holy women, and wrapped in a shroud, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face was all resplendent with glory and beauty on the day of Thy Resurrection, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose  Adorable Face is hidden in the Eucharist, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face will appear at the end of time in the clouds with great power and majesty, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face will cause the wicked to tremble, have mercy on us.

O Jesus, whose Adorable Face will fill the just with joy for all eternity, have mercy on 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.

Golden Arrow Prayer Alternate Translation

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on Earth, and under the Earth by all the creatures of God and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar

Gold Arrow Prayer