Updated: Jul 20, 2020
During this season of “sheltering”, when being present at a celebration of the Eucharist is not possible, this act of prayer and meditation can provide the means by which we can associate with the Eucharistic Action and open ourselves to God’s grace and blessing in community others.
BLESSED BE GOD, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
“THE EPISTLE: 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.
THE PSALM: 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.
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.
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
In your own words, pray for your own needs, for those on your heart, for the peace of the world, and for the Church.
“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.
In silence: Especially I confess______________________________________
Forgive me for Jesus' sake, and grant me strength and wisdom to amend my life. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name, hallowed be your Name,
thy kingdom come, your kingdom come,
thy will be done, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven. on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, And forgive us our sins
as we forgive those as we forgive those
who trespass against us. who sin against us.
And lead us not into temptation, Save us from the time of trial,
but deliver us from evil. and deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom, For the kingdom, the power
and the power, and the glory, and the glory are yours,
for ever and ever. Amen now and for ever. Amen.
Dear Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to possess you within my soul. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to you, together with all your faithful people [gathered around every altar of your Church], and I embrace you with all the affections of my soul. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
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.
SOUL of Christ, sanctify me Body of Christ, save me Blood of Christ, inebriate me Water from the side of Christ, wash me Passion of Christ, strengthen me O good Jesus, hear me Within Thy wounds, hide me Separated from Thee let me never be From the malignant enemy, defend me At the hour of death, call me To come to Thee, bid me That I may praise Thee in the company Of Thy Saints for all eternity. Amen.