Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Prayers Before Receiving Communion

Over the next few days I will be posting some prayers that can be said prior to receiving the Holy Eucharist and prayers after receiving. It is my humble opinion that we tend to forget what an incredible event that occurs when we partake of the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ, the Word made Flesh. These are some "old timey" prayers to help focus one to the awe of being united with Christ.

Act of Desire
Jesus my God and my all, my soul longs for You. My heart yearns to receive You in Holy Communion. Come, Bread of Heaven and Food of Angels, to nourish my soul and rejoice my heart. Come, most lovable Friend of my soul, to inflame me with such love that I may never again be separated from you.
Amen

1 comment:

The Little Way said...

One of the many benefits of discovering Mass in the Extraordinary Form is the wealth of prayers for both before and after receiving Holy Communion. How often I fail to devote the necessary attention to Jesus after receiving Him at the altar. I remember what He told St. Faustina, that so many souls receive Him and then "drop" Him like " a dead thing." We can never have too many reminders to be more considerate of Him.