A Spiritual Visit to The Blessed Sacrament
In union, O dear Lord, with the faithful at every altar of Your Church (especially at…) where your death and passion are pleaded before the Father, I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving. I present to you my soul and body with the earnest wish that I may be ever united to you. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I implore you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to you, and embrace you with all the powers of my soul. O let nothing ever separate me from you, let me live and die in your love. Amen.
To Jesus Christ, King
O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge you as Universal King. All that has been made, was created for you. Exercise over me all the rights that you have.
I renew my Baptismal Promises, renouncing Satan, his pomps and his works, and I promise to live as a faithful Christian. Especially do I pledge myself, by all means in my power to bring about the triumph of the rights of God and of your Church.
Divine heart of Jesus, I consecrate all my poor actions to the cause of your Kingship, that all hearts may recognise you their Ruler, and thus establish the Kingdom of Your peace in all the world. Amen.
Ask Our Lord’s Blessing
[Before leaving the Blessed Sacrament.]
Bless me O God of bounty! Bless me, you who are holy and good! Bless me as you blessed the patriarchs and prophets; as you blessed your beloved Mother; as you blessed your disciples before ascending into Heaven.
Bless my eyes. Never permit them to behold vanity. Bless my ears. Set around them a set of thorns to guard them from hearing unchristian words. Bless my mouth. Surround it with a guard of truth and kindness. Bless by body. Grant that chastity may clothe it as with a garment of glory. Bless my mind. Grant that my thoughts may be like yours. Bless my heart. Kindle in it the fire of love which you brought on earth. Make it the sanctuary of every virtue.
St Teresa’s Bookmark.
[A Volume of Wisdom in itself.]
Let nothing disturb you,
Jesus, Help Me!
[Composed by an English Bishop during his last illness.]
Let my prayer be directed, O Lord, as incense in your sight; the lifting up of my hands, as an evening sacrifice. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and a door round about my lips. That my heart may not incline to evil words: to make excuses in sins.
May the Lord enkindle in us the fire of His love and the flame of everlasting charity. Amen.
In every need let me come to you with humble trust, saying, Jesus help me! In all my doubts perplexities, and temptations, Jesus help me!
In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials, Jesus help me!
In the failure of my plans and hopes; in disappointments troubles and sorrows, Jesus, help me!
When others fail me, and your Grace alone can assist me, Jesus help me!
When I throw myself on your tender love as a Father and Saviour, Jesus help me!
When my heart is cast down by failure, at seeing no good come from my efforts, Jesus help me!
When I feel impatient, and my cross irritates me, Jesus help me!
When I am ill, and my head and hands cannot work and I am lonely, Jesus help me!
Always, always, in spite of weakness, falls and shortcomings of every kind, Jesus help me and never forsake me.
Offering the Holy Mass.
Eternal God, I offer you this Sacrifice of your own Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, whose Sacred Body was broken for me, whose Precious Blood was spilt for me. In atonement for my many sins and offenses, do I offer it; and also in behalf of my parents, relatives and friends. I offer it for any whom I have injured or who may have injured me; for poor people and the oppressed, the sick and afflicted; for the conversion of sinners, and unbelievers; for all prisoners and outcasts; for the victims of lust, cruelty greed and all intemperance; for those who will not pray and have none to pray for them; for those in their final suffering and those who are to die to-day. Especially do I offer it for my dear Dead,……….To these and to all who rest in Christ, I pray you, O God to grant a place of refreshment, of light and of peace. Through the same Christ, Our Lord. Amen.