|The Forgotten Devotion|
St. Bernard of Clairvaux once asked Our Lord to tell him what His most painful wound was. Our Lord's answer might surprise you. "I had on My shoulder while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous wound which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. Honor this wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee whatsoever thou doest ask through its virtue and merit."
Prayer to the Wound in the Shoulder
O most loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most sacred Wound of the Shoulder on which though did bear Thy most heavy cross, which so tore Thy Flesh and bare Thy bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other wound of Thy most blessed body. I adore Thee Jesus Most Sorrowful. I praise and glorify Thee and give Thee praise for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy cross, to be merciful to me a sinner, to forgive me all of my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on to heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.