Sunday, November 18, 2007

Prayer before Holy Communion



Divine 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

2 comments:

Jeff said...

A lovely prayer.

Do you have a favorite prayer before the Blessed Sacrament?

Argent said...

Dear Jeff,

I love to pray the Anima Christi, O Sacrum Convivium (I've not found a satisfactory English translation, so I pray it in Latin), and of course, we chant the Tantum Ergo. How about you?