Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Prayer before Communion

Almighty and everlasting God, Behold we approach the sacrament of the passion of Thy only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.  As sick, we come to the physician of life; as unclean to the fountain of mercy; as blind, to the light of eternal splendor; as needy, to the Lord of heaven and earth.  We pray Thee of Thine infinite mercy to heal our sickness, to wash our foulness, to lighten our darkness, and to enrich our poverty; that receiving the Body and Blood of Thy dear Son, we may be incorporated into His mystical body, and ever be reckoned among his members; who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth One God, world without end.  AMEN

I do not know where I first came across this wonderful prayer, but it has been part of my preparations for Holy Communion for several years.

Blessings,  Brian+