The Hours of the Passion of Luisa Piccarreta is a prayer or meditation dictated by Jesus himself to her during a series of visions in which she is called to contemplate and accompany Christ himself during the 24 hours of his Passion.
It begins with the farewell of his mother Maria at the last supper and ends precisely with the Virgin Mary saying goodbye to her dead son before being buried.
Saint Hannibal introduces us with a letter in which I would like to emphasize that since Jesus is true infinite God, he did not need passion to redeem us, a tiny drop of blood shed would have been enough as if made by a simple scratch, since she has infinite value Moreover, it would not even have been necessary to incarnate and suffer the passage of time and the defenselessness of human growth and limitations. And then why all this? Well, to show us how much he loves us, to what immense madness he came to save us and show us the love he has for us.
And although the promises of Jesus to Luisa to save a soul for each word that is prayed is an enormous reward, more important is what Jesus points out to him that each person who gives himself to pray the hours of passion in such a way accompany and if it is possible to live them, they make Jesus himself relieve himself of the sufferings of the same and this I dare to say on a personal basis is because he sees that we appreciate his immense love and the sacrifice he made for us in such a way that with our love we unhook his thorns and his nails, we heal his sores and we erase his wounds and above all the things that we love and appreciate him and if we were given the grace to go to that moment to relieve him we would do it. Well that grace is this exercise.
One thing to add, for every hour there is an introduction or preparation to pray and a thanksgiving at the end that from what I have investigated are not part of the hours but an addition of preparation I also found a special preparation for the hours of agony from the garden of Gethsemane, all of them are added to enrich the prayer.
How to pray or do the Hours of the Passion?
The hours of the Passion are divided into 24 hours and each hour has its meditation and prayer, there is no prescribed way to pray it, it is up to each one to do it as time is best. The important thing is that IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO PRAY IT ALL RIGHT, it is recommended that you try to do it every day at the same time, one hour per day (note that the prayer for each hour does not really last one hour, it lasts less depending the length of it from a few minutes to half an hour the longest).
The important thing is to immerse yourself in those moments and try to be one with Christ to accompany him in his Passion.
To do this you can enter the following links or download the free application to take it on your mobile or cell phone instead of a book and always have it available:
Hour 1 – from 05 p.m. to 06 p.m.
Hour 2 – from 06 p.m. to 07 p.m.
Hour 3 – from 07 p.m. to 08 p.m.
Hour 4 – from 08 p.m. to 09 p.m.
Hour 5 – from 09 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hour 6 – from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Hour 7 – from 11 p.m. to 00 a.m.
Hour 8 – from 00 a.m. to 01 a.m.
Hour 9 – from 01 a.m. to 02 a.m.
Hour 10 – from 02 a.m. to 03 a.m.
Hour 11 – from 03 a.m. to 04 a.m.
Hour 12 – from 04 a.m. to 05 a.m.
Hour 13 – from 05 a.m. to 06 a.m.
Hour 14 – from 06 a.m. to 07 a.m.
Hour 15 – from 07 a.m. to 08 a.m.
Hour 16 – from 08 a.m. to 09 a.m.
Hour 17 – from 09 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Hour 18 – from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Hour 19 – from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hour 20 – from 12 p.m. to 01 p.m.
Hour 21 – from 01 p.m. to 02 p.m.
Hour 22 – from 02 p.m. to 03 p.m.
Hour 23 – from 03 p.m. to 04 p.m.
Hour 24 – from 04 p.m. to 05 p.m.
The translation was taken from passioiesus.org
Promises of Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta
Our Lord Jesus Christ promised to save a soul for every word prayed with mercy from this prayer given by Him, which makes it one of the convenient prayers not only to save the souls of those who are here on earth but of those who are in him. Purgatory.
The Divine Will
Just as there is the Divine Mercy there is the Divine Will which is another aspect of the majesty of God, in fact the Divine Mercy is because the Divine Will wants it that way.
To Luisa Picarretta, Jesus gave not only this beautiful meditation but the revelation of the divine will which, in short, is to accept and align oneself with what God wants.
The ultimate expression of this is wanting the same thing that God wants.
And it is as simple and complicated as that, it is to deny himself and take the cross and follow him, it is what the Saints do with their freedom since since they choose they choose the same thing as God because they know that He cannot make the wrong decision or rather by being able to make, thanks to its attributes, the best decision of all, they choose it even if they do not fully understand because it is the best. It is an act of FAITH like taking up a Cross and following it.