DEVOTIONS FOR COMMUNION
DIRECT YOUR INTENTION
O Lord Jesus Christ, King of everlasting glory, behold I desire to come to Thee this day, and to receive Thy Body and Blood in this heavenly Sacrament. for Thy honor and glory, and the good of my soul. I desire to receive Thee, because it is Thy desire, and Thou hast so ordained: blessed be Thy name for ever. I desire to come to Thee like Mary Magdalen, that I may be delivered from all my evils, and embrace Thee, my only Good. I desire to come to Thee, that I may be happily united to Thee, that I may henceforth abide in Thee, and Thou in me; and that nothing in life or death may ever separate me from Thee.
COMMEMORATE THE PASSION OF CHRIST
I DESIRE, in these holy mysteries, to commemorate, as Thou hast commanded, all Thy sufferings; Thine agony and bloody sweat; Thy being betrayed and apprehended; all the reproaches and calumnies, all the scoffs and affronts, all the blows and buffets, Thou hast endured for me; Thy being scourged, crowned with thorns, and loaded with a heavy cross for my sins, and for those of the whole world; Thy crucifixion and death, together with Thy glorious Resurrection and triumphant Ascension. I adore Thee, and give Thee thanks for all that Thou hast done and suffered for us, and for giving us in this Blessed Sacrament this pledge of our redemption, this Victim of our ransom, this Body and Blood which was offered for us.
AN ACT OF FAITH