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COMMUNION PRAYERS

Prayers before and after Communion


Prayers before Communion

Act of Faith

Lord Jesus Christ, I firmly believe that you are present in this Bless Sacrament as true God and true Man, with your Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. My Redeemer and My Judge, I adore your Divine Majesty together with the angels and saints. I believe, O Lord; increase my faith.

Act of Hope

Good Jesus, in you alone I place all my hope. You are my salvation and my strength, the Source of all good. Through your mercy, through your Passion and Death, I hope to obtain the pardon of my sins, the grace of final perseverance and a happy eternity. 

Act of Love

Jesus, my God, I love you with my whole heart and above all things, because you are the one supreme Good and an infinitely perfect Being. You have given your life for me, a poor sinner, and in your mercy you have even offered yourself as food for my soul. My God, I love you. Inflame my heart so that I may love you more.

Act of Contrition

O my Savior, I am truly sorry for having offended you because you are infinitely good and sin displeases you. I detest all the sins of my life, and I desire to atone for them. Through the merits of your Precious Blood, wash from my soul all stain of sin, so that, cleansed in body and soul, I may worthily approach the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Prayer before Communion

Come, O blessed Savior, and nourish my soul with heavenly Food, the Food which contains every sweetness and every delight. Come, Bread of Angels, and satisfy the hunger of my soul. Come, glowing Furnace of Charity, and enkindle in my heart the flame of divine love. Come, Light of the World, and enlighten the darkness of my mind. Come, King of Kings, and make me obedient to Your holy will.

Let me Receive...

Come, O Jesus! My poor soul calls for Thee and awaits Thee. Comfort my poor soul distressed. Come and dwell within my breast. My Savior, Jesus, come to me. With all my heart I long for Thee. Most firmly I believe in Thee. Most truthfully I hope in Thee. Most ardently I love Thee. then come, O Jesus, come to me.

Let me receive Thy BODY, so weary with suffering, so tortured to save me. Let me receive Thy BLOOD, which agony for me pressed from Thy Brow in the Garden and which Thou didst shed for love of me, every step of the Way of Thy Cross.

Let me receive Thy SOUL, so sweet , and strong, meek and compassionate. Let is lift my soul to Thee.

Come, dear Jesus, with Thy DIVINITY, print Thy Divine Image on my soul, and make it holy through Thy grace.

Every day I need Thy LIGHT to guide me in the way God wants me to go. Come then, O my Host, and day by day enlighten my soul with Thy Divine Grace.

Every day I need Thy STRENGTH to fulfill God's reason for my creation. Come, O my Host, and give me strength to set aside every obstacle in following Thee.

In my trials and afflictions of every day, come, O my Host, and give me patience and resignation. 

In the duties and obligations which every day brings, come, O my Host, and give me strength to be faithful to them.

Every day I ought to do good about me, to set good example to my neighbors, perhaps to console and counsel them. Come, then, O my Host, day by day, and inspire me with Thy Divine CHARITY.

Every day is full of temptations and I am weak. Come, O my Host, and day by day renew my powers; raise me up from my falls; purify me from my faults.

O Jesus, when dawns the day which shall be my last, come to me as my Divine Friend. Come to me as my Host for the last time on earth so that, having begun every day of my life on earth with Thee, I may also begin the day of eternity that shall never end with Thee. Amen.

Prayers after Communion

Act of Faith

Jesus, I firmly believe that you are present within me as God and Man, to enrich my soul with graces and to fill my heart with the happiness of the blessed. I believe that you are Christ, the Son of the living God.

Act of Adoration

With deepest humility, I adore you, my Lord and God; you have made my soul your dwelling place. I adore you as my Creator from whose hands I came and with whom I am to be happy forever.

Act of Love

Dear Jesus, I love you with my whole heart, my whole soul, and with all my strength. May the love of your own Sacred Heart fill my soul and purify it so that I may die to the the world for love of you, as you died on the Cross for love of me. My God, you are all mine; grant that I may be yours in time and in eternity.

Act of Thanksgiving

From the depths of my heart I thank you, dear Lord, for your infinite kindness in coming to me. How good you are to me! With your most holy Mother and all the angels, I praise your mercy and generosity toward me, a poor sinner. I thank you for nourishing my soul with your Sacred Body and Precious Blood, I will try to show my gratitude to you in the Sacrament of your love, by obedience to your holy commandments, by fidelity to my duties, by kindness to my neighbor and by an earnest endeavor to become more like you in my daily conduct. 

Act of Offering

Jesus, you have given yourself to me, now let me give myself to you; I give you my body, that it may be chaste and pure. I give you my soul, that it may be free from sin. I give you my heart, that it may always love you. I give you every thought, word, and deed of my life, and I offer all for your honor and glory.

Prayer after Communion

Dear Lord, help me to remove from my mind every thought or opinion which You would not sanction, every feeling from my heart which You would not approve. Grant that I may spend the hours of the day gladly working with You according to Your will.

Help me just for today and be with me in it. In the long hours of work, that I may not grow weary or slack in serving You. In conversation that they may not be to me occasions of un-charitableness. In the day's worries and disappointments, that I may be patient with myself and with those around me. In moments of fatigue and illness, that I may be mindful of their rather than of myself.

In temptations, that I may be generous and loyal, so that when the day is over I may lay it at Your feet, with its successes which are all Yours, and its failures which are all my own, and feel that life is real and peaceful, and blessed when spent with You as the Guest of my soul. Amen.

Prayer to Christ the King

O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge you King of the universe. All that has been created has been made for you. Exercise upon me all your rights. I renew my baptismal promises, renouncing Satan and all his works and pomps. I promise to live a good Christian life and to do all in my power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and your Church.

Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer you my poor actions in order to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge your sacred Royalty, and that thus the reign of your peace may be established throughout the universe. Amen.

Prayer before a Crucifix

Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before your face I humbly kneel, and with a burning soul pray and beseech you to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment, while I contemplate with great love and tender pity your five wounds, pondering over them within me, calling to mind the words which David, your prophet, said of you, my dear Jesus: "They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones." (Ps 21, 17-18).

Prayer to Mary

O Jesus living in Mary, come and live in your servants, in the spirit of your holiness, in the fullness of your power, in the perfection of your ways, in the truth of your mysteries. Reign in us over all adverse powers by your Holy Spirit, and for the glory of the Father. Amen.

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, inebriate me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strength me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within your wounds, hide me.

Separated from you let me never be.

From the malignant enemy, defend me.

At the hour of death, call me.

And close to you, bid me.

That with your saints I may be

Praising you, for all eternity. Amen.

Offering of Oneself 

Accept, O Lord, this offering of my liberty, memory, understanding and will. All that I am and have, Thou hast given me. I want to restore everything to Thee, O Lord. Dispose of me as it shall please Thee. All that I ask is Thy grace and Thy Love. With these alone I shall be rich enough. I ask for nothing more.

What shall I give Thee?

I have received into my heart, Jesus Christ, His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity! I begin this day as a day in Heaven. He is in my soul, the Divine Infant in the crib, the growing Boy at Nazareth, the Apostle acclaimed by crowds on the roads of Galilee, the Miracle Worker Who performed such prodigies, the Martyr Who completed His Sacrifices on Calvary.

He is in me, What more can I desire when I possess Jesus? And now, O good Master! what shall give Thee in exchange for Thy visit...?

I would like to give Thee a soul all sparking with purity and sincerity, but mine is afflicted with so many miseries!

I would like to prayer to Thee with the burning words of Thy Mother and her court of Heaven, but I feel riveted to earthly things...

I would like to offer Thee courageous loyalty to my Baptismal Vows and Confirmation Graces, but, alas, I have so often been disloyal...

I would like, at least, to have a desire for the Christian life, but I allow myself to be discouraged by my failures...

O good Jesus! I have nothing to give Thee, and Thou hast given Everything; Thou hast given Thyself to me. I can only join my poor voice in the chorus of praise to Thee, rising out of all the works of Thy Creation here on earth...

With the flowers of the field, the colors of the rainbow, the whiteness of the snow, the blue of the skies, I shall praise Thy Beauty!

With the fruits of the earth, the air I breathe, the light I see, the life I enjoy, I shall praise Thy Goodness.

With the splendor of the stars, the rays of the sun, the moon's pale light, the depths of the space, I shall praise Thine Immensity.

With fifteen hundred millions now living on earth, I shall praise Thy Mercy! May our voices unite with the billions of those who inhabited the earth before us, and out of whose dust the beauty of nature perpetually rises to praise Thy Glory!

May an infinite concert of voices from cottages and palaces, from fields and forests, from towns and deserts, from workshops and cathedrals, from earth and from heaven, from time and from eternity, arise to give my thanks unto Thee! Amen.

My Queen! My Mother!

My Queen! My Mother! I give thee all myself, and, to show my devotion to thee, I consecrate to thee this day, my eyes, ears, mouth, heart, my entire self. Wherefore, O good Mother, since I am thine own, keep me, defend me, as they property and possession. Amen.

Ask Our Lord's Blessing

Bless Me, O God of bounty! Bless me, Thou Who art holy and good! Bless me as Thou didst bless the patriarchs and prophets; as Thou didst bless Thy beloved Mother; as Thou didst bless Thy disciples before ascending into Heaven.

BLESS MY EYES. Never permit them to behold vanity. BLESS MY EARS. Set around them a hedge of thorns to guard them from hearing unchristian words. BLESS MY MOUTH. Surround it with a guard of truth and kindness. BLESS MY BODY. Grant that chastity may clothe it as with a garment of glory. BLESS MY MIND. Grant that my thoughts may be like Thine. BLESS MY HEART. Kindle in it the fire of love which Thou didst bring on earth. Make it the sanctuary of every virtue. Amen. 

 

 
 

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