The Divine Praises
Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most holy Sacrament of the altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.
The Divine Praises help direct us to specific adoration and praise of God and devotion to the angels, saints, and Jesus’ family on Earth. It gives me chills when we pray this during veneration of the Blessed Sacrament. It’s like a big public shout-out to the amazing and mysterious nature of Jesus. Usually the priest says it, line by line, and we respond in an echo.
Jesus is our Brother. He’s also God. His all-man, all-God nature can feel both affirming and distancing. Yes, He experienced our struggles. But He responded differently than we do when we fall into the traps of sin. Thus, He is offering Himself as the ultimate sacrifice to redeem us while also receiving that gift as God.
The deeper I sink into these praises, the more wholly I am able to adore God for who He is and what He’s done for me.
Attend Adoration and veneration of the Blessed Sacrament more frequently. Maybe your church offers it before Mass. Make the effort. It’s worth it. Bring the free printable below with you to guide you in offering praise and adoration to God.
Let Us Pray
Jesus, help us to adore You more fully by contemplating the mystery of Your Person.
For Your Inspiration
Each week, we will have a special download for each form of prayer: Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (ACTS). Download this week’s printable below.
Nell O’Leary is Managing Editor for Blessed is She, as well as a recovering lawyer married to her law school love. They live with their four kiddos in the great city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. She can down a iced chai tea latte in no time flat. Blogging about natural parenting and sewing organic baby textiles are her sanity. Find out more about her here.