Yenra : Catholic Prayers : Prayer before Communion

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Your Sacred Table

CommunionDivine Savior, 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

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for me that I may become, like your Son Jesus, Bread for the life of the world. Through Him, with Him and in Him, may my life be a joyful, living sacrifice of love and praise to the honor and glory of God our Father. Amen.

. . . by Alice Claire Mansfield

Author's note: "St. Peter Julian Eymard, founder of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers, coined the phrase "Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament," which Pope Pius X approved in 1905."

Draw Me, Each Day

Draw me, each day, to the Source of Life, so that I may retain the strength to remain faithful to you, the peace which nothing can disturb, and the secret joy which I carry within me from this communion.

. . . by Madeline Danielou, sister of the late Cardinal Danielou

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

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