THE PRECIOUS BLOOD DEVOTION
In 1995, at exactly 3.00pm, the hour of Divine Mercy, Our Lord Jesus Christ called, for the first time, Barnabas Nwoye, a teenager from Olo, Enugu State, Nigeria, and appealed to him to console Him and to adore His Precious Blood. Two years later, the Lord gave him the Chaplet of the Precious Blood (in a vision) and all its component prayers. The messages, prayers, hymns and choruses, as well as instructions, given directly by Our Lord, His Mother Mary, Angels and Saints from 1997 to date constitute the Precious Blood Devotion.
The Devotion is made up of the following:
The Chaplet of the Precious Blood, to be recited immediately after the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, consists of Five Mysteries relating to the Five Sacred Wounds of Christ.
Consolation Prayers directed at the Eternal Father and His only-begotten Son constitute the second segment of this Devotion. These prayers seek to appease the Father and the Son for the world’s ingratitude, blasphemies and neglects of the Precious Blood. The Consolation and adoration prayer were dictated to the visionary on 28th April 1997 according to the message below; other prayers of the devotion were given in the manner.
During this hour in my Reparation prayers, I saw the vision of the agonizing Jesus Christ hanging on the cross, bleeding. Above, the angels and saints were adoring the Agonizing Jesus Christ.
Then I heard a voice which commanded me, thus: “Barnabas pick up your pen and write whatever you hear”.
I obeyed, and the consolation and Adoration prayers below were dictated to me with songs for (50 mins)
CONSOLATION PRAYERS TO THE AGONISING JESUS CHRIST.
Eternal Father, when You were about to send Your only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, into the world with the aim of saving us and bringing a new paradise into the world through the Most Precious Blood, out of love you said, whom shall I send, who will go to redeem my People? Heavenly Court was silent until Your Son answered: “Here I am, send me Father”.
Honor and Adoration be unto You, O Divine Love. Praise and worship be unto Your Name of Loving Jesus Christ, take consolation, O Agonizing Jesus Christ. The reward You got from Your people for Your benevolence was sin. They sinned and blasphemed day and night against Your Holy Name. They fought against You and disobeyed Your commandments, etc.”(See prayer book)
Immediately after the prayer, Precious Blood from the Sacred Head dropped on my head twelve times; I came back and recorded it.
Though I cannot remember the tune of the songs, at a late date; we were instructed to use the inspired songs composed by our Spiritual Director to fill the gaps. Our Lord said: “I am the one who inspired those sons in him.”(Jesus, 28th April, 1997)
(Note: for further details on the Consolation and Adoration Prayers, please see the Prayer Manual of the Devotion.)
In the third part of the Devotion, one finds seven prayers which adore, glorify and make petitions to the Precious Blood.
The petitions are for the entire Church, its hierarchy, the clergy and the faithful. Appeals invoking the Precious Blood are also made on behalf of unrepentant sinners, souls in Purgatory, non-Catholics, for devout souls and for aborted babies that they may all be accorded the benefits of the Precious Blood.
The fourth segment of the Devotion deals with reparation. In Seven Anguished Appeals, Our Lord describes the various sins in the Church and in the world at large that have mystically continued to crucify Him. These include neglect of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Sacraments by the clergy and the faithful, immodesty which is causing millions to troop into Hell, materialism in the Church and the world, cultism, greed, avarice and so on.
Besides the four principal parts, there are key intercessory prayers which Our Lord has revealed as the prayers He said during His Passion and before His final human breath for our salvation. They include prayers to defeat all enemies of the Holy Cross (the Anti-Christ and his forces), for faith, endurance, for release from ancestral curses and so on.
- The Seal.
One will discover, from this Devotion, the Great Seal of God (the living Tabernacle in our hearts) which the Angels place in our souls during the hour of seal.
Without this seal, one will bear the enemy’s own seal of 666.
The Great Seal is renewed by constantly struggling to remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace. Simplified, the Seal is a more determined renewal of the one obtained by every Christian at Baptism, but the idea here is about securing it with greater divine assistance against defilement by sin.
- Gethsemane Hour.
Finally, Our Lord, through this Devotion, is calling on His chosen to observe every Thursday night into Friday (3am) as the Gethsemane Hour of Prayer during which the components of this Devotion should be observed in commemoration of the Lord’s Agony in the Garden.
Call to Holiness.
The Precious Blood Devotion is a daily call to holiness. At least the Chaplet (after the Rosary of Our Blessed Mother), the Litany and the Consecration should be recited daily by a devotee. This Devotion is the ultimate weapon against Satan and evil spirits.
Above all, the Devotion is a way of life. The Lord describes it as “the dry and the desert way” full of crosses. It is a reminder that only through the Cross can a soul reach the land of happiness (Heaven). Any other way will result in Hell. It is a holy call to Catholics and all Christians to return to the True Faith in a corrupt world, deceived by Satan, in which all sorts of Gospel are now being preached even within the Catholic world.