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My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things,
and I long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though
You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You; never permit me to be separated from You.
Lord to Sr. Benigna Consolata: "Make as many Spiritual Communions as possible, to supply for the many Sacramental Communions
which are not made. One every quarter of an hour is not enough. Make them shorter, but more numerous."
before Communion - "Divine Master, Spouse of My Heart"
Divine Master, Spouse of my heart, I will follow Thee everywhere
with Mary, my Mother. Having Thee, do I not possess all riches? To love Thee and please Thee -- is not that the greatest happiness
of life? To share Thy sacrifices, Thy sufferings, Thy death -- is not that the most glorious victory of love? O my God, my
mind is made up! I make no more conditions or reservations in my love for Thee. I will follow Thee in all things, yes, even
to Calvary! Speak, pierce, cut, burn! My heart is altar and victim!
. . . by St. Peter Julian Eymard
before Communion - "No Other Treasure Besides Thee"
I will have no other treasure besides Thee, good Jesus! My
heart shall no longer seek its Best-Beloved; it has found Him. My love shall no more languish far from Thee, now that I know
Thy dwelling-place. Oh, draw me now entirely to Thee, divine Lover, my mind with all its thoughts, my heart with all its desires
and affections, my will with all its actions, my body with all is senses, that I may live no longer in myself but in Thee!
. . by St. Peter Julian Eymard
Prayer before Communion - "Your Sacred Table"
we come to Your sacred table to nourish ourselves, not with bread but with Yourself, true Bread of eternal life. Help us daily
to make a good and perfect meal of this divine food. Let us be continually refreshed by the perfume of Your kindness and goodness.
May the Holy Spirit fill us with His Love. Meanwhile, let us prepare a place for this holy food by emptying our hearts. Amen.
. . by St. Francis de Sales
Prayer for Holy Communion
O my God, how displeasing my sins
are to you.
Forgive me, cleanse me.
Help me to sing the perfect Kyrie eleison.
Come into my soul, and find it pleasing.
Repose in my heart.
Let Thy entirety, sweet Jesus, of Thee in the Eucharist, engage me all the day, so when rest comes,
I may find my sleep in your sweet heart. Amen.
Prayer for Peace before Holy Communion
Lord Jesus Christ, Who said to Your Apostles: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you," regard not my sins but the
faith of Your Church, and deign to give her peace and unity according to Your Will: Who live and reign, God, world without
Prayers after Holy Communion
What has passed our lips as food, O Lord, may we
possess in purity of heart, that what is given to us in time, be our healing for eternity. May Your Body, O Lord, which I
have eaten, and Your Blood which I have drunk, cleave to my very soul, and grant that no trace of sin be found in me, whom
these pure and holy mysteries have renewed. Who live and reign, world without end. Amen. We humbly beseech You, almighty god,
to grant that those whom You refresh with Your sacraments, may serve you worthily by a life well pleasing to You. Through
our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.
Prayers before Holy
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who said to Your Apostles: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you," regard
not my sins but the faith of Your Church, and deign to give her peace and unity according to Your Will: Who live and reign,
God, world without end. Amen.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, Who, by the will of the Father, with the
cooperation of the Holy Spirit, have by Your death given life to the world, deliver me by this Your Most Sacred Body and Blood
from all my sins and from every evil. Make me always cling to Your commandments, and never permit me to be separated from
You. Who with the same God the Father and the Holy Spirit, live and reign, God, world without end. Amen.
Let not the
partaking of Your Body, O Lord Jesus Christ, which I, though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgment and condemnation;
but through Your goodness, may it become a safeguard and an effective remedy, both of soul and body. Who live and reign with
God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.
Lord, I am not worthy that You should
come under my roof; but only say the word, and my soul will be healed. (3 times.)