Prayer To The Holy Eucharist

The Catholic Church has taught since the beginning that the real presence of Jesus Christ is found in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. That’s why it’s so important to pray to Jesus present in the Holy Eucharist.

There is no doubt that the government of the human race has a well-defined head at the holy and sacred council which we call God. The head, according to our faith is Jesus Christ, who is both God and man. This being a sacred dogma, nothing can be denied Him; He possesses therefore an authority supreme and absolute over all things. For this reason you must adore Him as your sovereign Lord.

This is the Prayer to the Most Blessed Sacrament. It’s also sometimes referred to as “The Prayer to the Holy Eucharist.” “The Eucharist is the heart of Christian life!” “Before each meal thank Jesus for all His gifts!”

Prayer To The Holy Eucharist: Lord Jesus Christ, you are indeed Son of the living God and Son of the Virgin Mary. You were born in this world for our salvation; you gave your flesh, your heart and your blood as food for us to eat, drink and be nourished. By your precious Blood shed on the Cross, wash away our sins and enable us to love one another as you loved us. Let our hearts be broken by your love so that we may spread it everywhere on earth. We place our trust in you and offer you this day all that is most precious to us. Grant that we may bring joy to all who dwell upon earth. May everyone give glory to God the Father and praise to you; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

Prayer To The Holy Eucharist

In the writings of the saints, there is unanimous agreement that the Holy Eucharist is the greatest gift of God to mankind—for it is nothing less than Jesus Christ himself. We are united body and soul to Jesus in the Eucharist, and by receiving it, we become “partakers of the Divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4). This thought should stagger our minds and fill us with the greatest joy.

But despite the tremendous power of the Eucharist, far too many of us don’t appreciate this gift as we should. We receive Jesus casually or carelessly, barely understanding the great mystery we are participating in. This shouldn’t be. Remember, the sacraments aren’t magic. Mother Church teaches us that Eucharist has power in our life in proportion to how well we receive it, so preparing our hearts to receive Christ well is of the greatest importance.

One time-honored way to grow in our appreciation for this holiest of Sacraments is to offer prayers of thanksgiving after each holy communion. Doing so reminds us of the tremendous gift the Eucharist really is—a gift so great that even angels are envious of it. To get you started, here are 5 powerful prayers to pray after Mass. Chose one or find one of your own—but most of all, give thanks for the great gift of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist!

Prayer To The Holy Eucharist

“O my God, come to me, so that You may dwell in me and I dwell in You.” ~ St. John Vianney

This is a comparable version of the previous prayer. Indwelling and consumption somewhat go hand in hand in Eucharistic reception. We become what (or Who) we receive. First we consume the Lord in the Sacred Host. Then He dwells with us a while. If we sit in that transient moment of silence, we realize that He lingers in our hearts. There is haste toward union, yet once it is achieved, the Lover tarries with His beloved. Invite Jesus to rest in you as long as he desires, and you will cherish Him all the more.

“Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost; to fight, and not to heed the wounds; to labor, and not to seek to rest; to give of myself and not to ask for reward, except the reward of knowing that I am doing your will.” ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola

There is no greater generosity than the sacrifice Jesus made to become available to us in the Eucharist. I’ve thought, from time to time, about how God didn’t have to send His only Son to save me. By justice alone, I should eternally perish, even though it sounds incredibly harsh. Yet it’s the truth. Because of the stain of sin, we don’t deserve total union with God. It’s purely by way of His mercy that we are permitted to come so close to Him that we receive His true Body and Blood into our hearts.

This short but potent prayer by St. Ignatius of Loyola is an act of humility. When we receive Jesus without mortal sin on our souls, we approach Him with the knowledge of our nothingness and His greatness. In this prayer, we ask Him to fortify us for the tasks ahead in our day or week. We do not seek any reward for our labors, and we carry our crosses without complaint. We ask to become more like Jesus, that by way of this Communion, our hearts will be transformed into His own Sacred Heart. And all of this begins with gratitude for His incredible generosity.

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