Pope John XXIII on June 30, 1949 published the apostolic letter Inde a Primis on Devotion to the Blood of Jesus.
He wanted to impress upon the Church a greater adoration of the Blood of Jesus, and to lead the people of God to plunge deeper into the depths of Christ’s Love for us.
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
1 Peter 1:18-19
Let us pray the consecratory prayer to the Blood of Jesus, placing our family and the entire Merciful Gaze on the wounds of Christ:
Lord Jesus Christ, in your name and with the power of your precious blood, we seal every person, fact or event through which the enemy wants to harm us.
With the power of the blood of Jesus, we seal all destructive power in the air, on earth, in water, in fire, beneath the earth, in the abysses of Hell and in the world in which we move today.
With the power of the blood of Jesus, we disrupt all interference and action of the evil. We ask you, Lord, to Send to our home and place of work the Blessed Virgin Mary accompanied by St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and all his court of Holy Angels.
With the power of the blood of Jesus, we have sealed our house, all who dwell in it (naming each one), the people whom the Lord sends to it, as well as all the food and goods which generously gives us sustenance.
With the power of the blood of Jesus, we have sealed lands, doors, windows, objects, walls and floors, the air we breathe, and in faith we put a circle of his blood around our entire family.
With the power of the blood of Jesus, we have sealed the places where we will be, on this day, and the people, companies and institutions with whom we will treat.
With the power of the blood of Jesus, we have sealed our material and spiritual work, the business of our family, the vehicles, roads, avenues, streets and any means of transport that we will use.
With your precious blood, we have sealed acts, minds, and hearts of our homeland, so that your peace and your heart reign in it.
We thank you, Lord, for your Precious blood, for which we have been saved and preserved from all evil. Amen.