How to Make an Act of Spiritual Communion

 

 1. Prepare Your Heart for an Encounter with Jesus

Find a space to pray quietly. Place an image of Jesus and light

a candle. Make the Sign of The Cross.

 

2. Read and Pray the Mass Readings

Use a Missal or find the Bible References for the Readings on

the front page of the bulletin.

 

3. Recite the Spiritual Communion Prayer

Meditate carefully on each word. Believe that Jesus will give

you the grace of a real encounter with Him.

 

4. Be Silence for a Moment

 Remain silent for a few moments with Jesus in your

heart. Allow Him to love and nourish your soul.

 

An Act of Spiritual Communion

Where we unite ourselves to God through prayer,

is a beautiful way to express to God

our desire to be united with him

when we are unable to complete that union

in the reception of Holy Communion.

 

Act of Spiritual Communion

At Thy feet, O my Jesus,

I prostrate myself

and I offer Thee the repentance of my contrite heart,

which is humbled in its nothingness

and in Thy holy presence.

I adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love,

the ineffable Eucharist.

I desire to receive Thee into the poor dwelling

that my heart offers Thee.

While waiting for the happiness of sacramental Communion,

I wish to possess Thee in spirit.

Come to me, O my Jesus, since I, for my part,

am coming to Thee!

May Thy love embrace my whole being in life and in death.

I believe in Thee,

I hope in Thee,

I love Thee.

Amen.

 

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that

You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things,

and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already here,

and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

 

Prayer for Mental Healing

Jesus, I know that when you walked on the earth,

you trod upon hard places,

you felt the strain of this world and the pressures of mental torment.

So, I ask that you would come beside me now,

lead me through this time where my mind cannot cope.

Help me to find peace and calming inner thoughts.

You hold me safe Lord, I trust in you. Amen.

 

A Prayer for Humility

Merciful Lord, we stand before you in our human weakness.

We confess that we have been caught up in the pride and presumption that drives our worldly society. Free us from the arrogance that

afflicts our age, for now we stand confounded by conditions beyond

our control or understanding. Give us humble and honest hearts to

discern the greater mystery of your providence in creation.

May we accept your justice and trust your redeeming mercy. Amen