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Spiritual Communion - how to make it

When being present at a celebration of the Holy Eucharist is impossible, as it is during the restrictive circumstance of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, this act of prayer and meditation can provide the means by which you can associate yourself with the Eucharistic Action, and to open yourself to God’s grace and blessing.

 

Praying from home

Please read our informative guide about praying from home.
 
Praying from home (PDF)


Invocation of the Trinity
 

Blessed be God, † Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
 

Let the power of the Holy Spirit come upon me, O Lord,
to mercifully cleanse my heart and defend me from all adversities;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.


A reading from the Book of Revelation   Revelation 3:20
 

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.


Psalm Verses   Psalm 23:5-6
 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.
Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, *
world without end. Amen.


A reading from the Gospel    John 15:5

I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me, you can do nothing.
 

In your own words, pray for your own needs, for those on your heart, for the peace of the world, and for the Church. After offering these intercessions, continue with the


Act of Contrition
 

O God, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you
and for all the wrongs I have done and the good I have not done.
Especially I confess….
Forgive me for Jesus’ sake,
and grant me strength and wisdom to amend my life. Amen.


Act of Reception
 

In union, blessed Jesus,
with the faithful gathered at every altar of your Church
where your blessed Body and Blood are offered this day,
(and remembering particularly my own parish)
I long to offer you praise and thanksgiving,
for creation and all the blessings of this life,
for the redemption won for us by your life, death, and resurrection,
for the means of grace and the hope of glory.

And particularly for the blessings given me….

I believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament,
and, since I cannot at this time receive communion,
I pray you to come into my heart.
I unite myself with you and embrace you with all my heart, my soul, and my mind.
Let nothing separate me from you;
let me serve you in this life until, by your grace,
I come to your glorious kingdom and unending peace. Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer
 

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.


Prayer of Blessing
 

Come Lord Jesus,
and dwell in my heart in the fullness of your strength;
be my wisdom and guide me in right pathways;
conform my life and actions to the image of your holiness;
and, in the power of your gracious might,
rule over every hostile power that threatens or disturbs
the growth of your kingdom,
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

And may the peace of God, which passes all understanding,
keep my heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son Jesus Christ my Lord;
and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, † the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be with me now and always. Amen.

 
 
 
 

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