I am the living bread which came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread 
will live for ever. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

You give us bread from heaven, containing in itself all sweetness. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

You fed Your people with the finest wheat and honey and their hunger was satisfied. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O Jesus! draw me to Your beauty bright,
O Love by you I’m rapt in ecstasy!
O Living Love! cast me not from Your sight!
O Love, O Love, my soul is one with You!
O Love, You are its Life;
From You it ne’er can part,
For You have rent my heart,
In such a loving strife. 

Soul of Christ be my sanctification.
Body of Christ be my salvation.
Blood of Christ fill all my veins.
Water of Christ’s side wash out my stains.
Passion of Christ my comfort be.
O Good Jesu, listen to me.
In Your wounds I fain would hide,
Never to be parted from Your side.
Guard me should the foe assail me.
Call me when my life will fail me.
Bid me come to You above.
With Your saints to sing your love.
For ever and ever. Amen.

Let me adore You for ever in the most holy Sacrament.

O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine,
All praise and all thanksgiving
Be every moment Yours.

Let me adore You for ever in the most Holy Sacrament.

Thank you, dear Lord for giving me Your life in this wonderful Sacrament to share with others.
Thank you, dear Lord for giving me grace in Your Sacrament to go out into the world to live and work for You.
Thank you, dear Lord for feeding me with heavenly Food on my pilgrimage to my native land.
Thank you, dear Lord for every benefit I receive from this most holy Sacrament. Let me never come unworthily to your Table.

O Lord God, heavenly Father, look upon the glorious face of Your Christ, and have mercy on me, and on all other sinners for whom Your blessed Son our Lord deigned to suffer death, and for whose salvation and consolation He has chosen to remain for ever with us in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar, and Who with You and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns one God for ever and ever. Amen. 

The apostles were all one in the breaking of the bread.
O Sacrament of mercy!
O Sacrament of unity!
O bond of love!
He who desires life, finds here where to live,
has something to live for.
let him draw near and believe;
let him become part of this body 
and he will have life.
Let him not disdain communion with the other faithful,
not be a gangrenous member needing amputation,
not be a deformed member of which to be ashamed:
let him be complete, dignified, sound,
profoundly united with the whole body;
ket him live with God, for God,
let him now work on earth
and then reign with him in heaven. 

We who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. 
Let us love one another in the power of this most wonderful

Let us all love our Lord in His Sacrament. 
Through His life we are all brothers and sisters.

O come let us adore You, O Christ the Lord.
O come let us adore You, O Christ the Lord.
O come let us adore You, O Christ the Lord.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.

I languish for the love of You,
For Your embraces sweet I pine;
Without Your life is death to me.
With sighs and tears this heart of mine
Craves Your return that it may be
Transformed by you, made wholly Yours.
O Love! make no delay -
O hasten unto me!
Unite me close to You,
Consume my heart away.                                                                                                                                                  

In silence
To be there before you Lord, that's all
To shut the eyes of my body,
To shut the eyes of my soul,
And to be still and silent,
To expose myself to you who are there, exposed to me. 
To be there before you, the Eternal Presence.
I am willing to feel nothing, Lord,
      to see nothing
      to hear nothing. 
Empty of all ideas
     of all images, In the darkness. 
Here I am, simply
To meet you without obstacles,
In the silence of faith,
Before you, Lord. Michael Quoist

Godhead here in hiding, whom I do adore
Masked by these bare shadows, shape and nothing more,
See, Lord, at thy service low lies here a heart 
Lost, all lost in wonder at the God thou art. 

Seeing, touching, tasting are in thee deceived;
How says trusty hearing? That shall be believed; 
What God's Son has told me, take for truth I do; 
Truth himself speaks truly or there's nothing true.

On the cross thy godhead made no sign to men; 
Here thy very manhood steals from human ken: 
Both are my confession, both are my belief
And I pray the prayer of the dying thief.

I am not like Thomas, wounds I cannot. see, 
But can plainly call thee Lord and God as he: 

This faith each day deeper be my holding of, 
make me harder hope and dearer love.

O thou reminder of Christ crucified,
Living Bread the life of us for whom he died,
Lend this life to me then: feed and feast my mind,
There be thou the sweetness man was meant to find.

Bring the tender tale true of the Pelican;
Bathe me, Jesu Lord, in what thy bosom ran — 
Blood that but one drop of has the worth to win 
All the world forgiveness of its world of sin.

Jesu whom I look at shrouded here below,
I beseech thee send me what I thirst for so,
Some day to gaze on thee face to face in light
And be blest for ever with thy glory's sight.
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Sweet heart of Jesus,
fount of love and mercy, today we come,
thy blessing to implore; 0 touch our hearts,
so cold and so ungrateful, and make them, Lord,
thine own for evermore.
R. Sweet heart of Jesus, we implore,
0 make us love thee more and more.

Sweet heart of Jesus,
make us know and love thee,
unfold to us
the treasures of thy grace; that so our hearts,
from things of earth uplifted, may long alone
to gaze upon thy face.
R. Sweet heart…

Sweet heart of Jesus,
make us pure and gentle,
and teach us how
to do thy blessed will;
to follow close
the print of thy dear footsteps, and when we fall
sweet heart, oh, love us still.

Sweet heart of Jesus,
bless all hearts that love thee, 
and may thine own
heart ever blessed be;
bless us, dear Lord,
and bless the friends we cherish,
and keep us true
to Mary and to thee.

My Jesus, take from my heart all that displeases you and bless me as you blessed your disciples before ascending into heaven. May this blessing change me, fill me with your Holy Spirit, and be an assured pledge of the final benediction which you will bestow on me and all your elect on the last day.

0 Jesus, present in the sacrament of the altar, teach all the nations to serve you with willing hearts, knowing that to serve God is to reign. May your sacrament, 0 Jesus, be light to the mind, strength to the will, joy to the heart. May it be the support of the weak, the comfort of the suffering, the wayfaring bread of salvation for the dying and for all the pledge of future glory.
Pope John XXIII

Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth, until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God. Glory be to him whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine; glory be to him from generation to generation in the Church and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:16-21

Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all, 
how can I love thee as I ought?
And how revere this wondrous gift, 
so far surpassing hope or thought?
R. Sweet sacrament, we thee adore;
Oh, make us love thee more and more.

Had I but Mary's sinless heart
to love thee with, my dearest King, 
Oh, with what bursts of fervent praise 
thy goodness, Jesus, would I sing!

Ah, see! within a creature's hand 
the vast Creator deigns to be, 
reposing, infant-like, as though 
o Joseph's arm, or Mary's knee.

Thy body, soul, and Godhead, all; 
O mystery of love divine!
I cannot compass all I have,
for all thou hast and art are mine.

Sound, sound, his praises higher still,
 and come, ye angels, to our aid;
'tis God, 'tis God, the very God
whose power both man and angels made.
Frederick William Faber

Lord Jesus, I believe in your presence on the altar; help my unbelief. I trust my life to you; fill up my lack of confidence. I love you: warm my cold heart which seeks comfort elsewhere. Accept my faith, hope and love such as they are, and through the power of your sacred presence make up for what is lacking so that I may know, trust and serve you this and every day of my life.

You know better than I how much I love you, Lord. You know it and I know it not, for nothing is more hidden from me than the depths of my own heart. I desire to love you; I fear that I do not love you enough. I beseech you to grant me the fullness of pure love. Behold my desire; you have given it to me. Behold in your creature what you have placed there, 0 God, who love me enough to inspire me to love you for ever, behold not my sins. Behold your mercy and my love.

Set our hearts on fire with love to thee, 0 Christ our God, that in that flame we may love thee with all our hearts, with all our minds, with all our souls, and with all our strength, and our neighbours as ourselves; so that, keeping thy commandments, we may glorify thee, the giver of all good gifts.

Be thou a light unto my eyes, music to mine ears, sweetness to my taste, and full contentment to my heart. Be thou my sunshine in the day, my food at table, my repose in the night, my clothing in nakedness, and my succour in all necessities, Lord Jesu, I give thee my body, my soul, my substance, my frame, my friends, my liberty and my life. Dispose of me and all that is mine as it may seem best to thee and to the glory of thy blessed name. Amen.

My Lord and my God,
thank you for drawing me to yourself. Make me desire more deeply
that knowledge of you which is eternal life.
Lord, you have told us that the pure in heart shall see God — the single-minded
who do not try to serve two masters, who have no other gods but you.
Keep the burning of my desire for you
as clear and steady as the flame of a candle —a single, undivided focus of attention,
a steady offering of the will.
Let my whole being be filled with your light so that others may be drawn to you.
Let my whole being be cleansed
by the flame of your love
from all that is contrary to your will for me, from all that keeps others from coming to you.
Let my whole being be consumed in your service, so that others may know your love,
My Lord and my God.

Use me, my Saviour, for whatever purpose and in whatever way thou mayest require. Here is my poor heart, an empty vessel; fill it with thy grace. Here is my sinful, troubled soul; quicken it and refresh it with thy love. Take my heart for thine abode; my mouth to spread abroad the glory of thy name; my love and all my powers for the advancement of thy believing people, and never suffer the steadfastness and confidence of my faith to abate.

MAY the heart of Jesus in the most blessed sacrament be praised, adored and loved, with grateful affection at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.

My Jesus, I adore you present on the altar for love of me: grant that I may love you more and more.

My Jesus, I thank you with all my heart for your loving kindness to me. Blessed and praised every moment be the most holy and divine sacrament.

Lord Jesus, I give you my body, my soul, my possessions and friends, all that I am and have. Dispose of them according to your will and to the glory
of your name.

My Jesus, too often have I offended you, and now before you in the blessed sacrament I ask the grace never to sin again.

For your gift of the eucharist,
through which we proclaim the Lord's death until he comes again:
God, Our Father, we bless you. 
For the gift of the eucharist,
through which you give us strength and satisfy our hunger:
God, Our Father, we bless you. 
For your gift of the eucharist,
through which all your children are brought together in brotherly love:
God, Our Father, we bless you.

You are the bread of life:
Praise to you.
You are the bread of salvation:
Praise to you.
You are the blood that redeemed us:
Praise to you.
You are the source of our joy:
Praise to you.
You are the bread that feeds us:
 Praise to you.
You are the blood that quenches our thirst:
Praise to you.

You are the bread that comforts us:
Praise to you.
You are the bread that gives us strength:
Praise to you.
You are the bread that heals us in body and mind: 
Praise to you,

Lord Jesus Christ,
you gave us the eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death.
May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood
help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom
where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lord our God,
in this great sacrament
we come into the presence of Jesus Christ, your Son, born of the virgin Mary
and crucified for our salvation.
May we who declare our faith in this fountain of love
and mercy
drink from it the water of everlasting life. Amen.

Lord our God,
may we always give due honour
to the sacramental presence of the Lamb who was slain
for us.
May our faith be rewarded
by the vision of his glory,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Lord our God,
you have given us the true bread from heaven. 
In the strength of this food
may we live always by your life
and rise in glory on the last day, Amen.

give to our hearts
the light of faith and the fire of love,
that we may worship in spirit and in truth our God and Lord, present in this sacrament,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

may this sacrament of new life
warm our hearts with your love
and make us eager
for the eternal joy of your kingdom. Amen,

Lord our God,
teach us to cherish in our hearts 
the paschal mystery of your Son by which you redeemed the world. 
Watch over the gifts of grace
your love has given us
and bring them to fulfilment in the glory of heaven. Amen.

Marianne Dorman
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