Almighty and ever-living God,
I approach the sacrament
of Your only-begotten Son
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
I come sick to the doctor of life,
unclean to the fountain of mercy,
blind to the radiance of eternal light,
and poor and needy to the Lord
of heaven and earth. 

I Beseech You, 
most sweet Lord Jesus Christ, 
that Your Passion may be to me power 
by which I may be strengthened, 
protected and defended. 

May Your wounds be to me food 
and drink by which I may be nourished, 
inebriated, and delighted. 

May the sprinkling of Your Blood be to me 
an absolution for all my sins. 

May Your death prove for me unfailing life, 
and may Your Cross be to me eternal glory. 

In these be my refreshment, 
joy, health, and delight of my heart: 
You who lives and reigns forever. 

Amen. 

Lord, unite me more closely to You, 
the one true God 
and lead me safely through death 
to everlasting happiness with You. 

And I pray that You will lead me, 
a sinner to the banquet 
where You with Your Son and Holy Spirit, 
are true and perfect light, 
total fulfillment, 
everlasting joy, 
gladness without end, 
and perfect happiness to Your saints. 

Grant this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen. 
 

O Lord, through your holy communion
may I be protected from evil.

May You be a helmet of faith 
and a shield of good will. 
May You purify me from evil ways 
and put an end to my evil passions. 

May You bring me charity and patience, 
humility and obedience, 
and growth in power to do good. 

May You be my strong defense against all my enemies, 
visible and invisible, 
and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses. 
 

Lord, Father all-powerful, 
and ever-living God, 
I thank You, 
for even though I am a sinner, 
Thy unprofitable servant, 
not because of my worth, 
but in the kindness of Your mercy, 
You have fed me with the precious Body 
and Blood of Your Son, 
our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I pray that this holy communion 
may not bring me condemnation 
and punishment but forgiveness and salvation. 
 

May the tribute of my humble ministry 
be pleasing to You, Holy Trinity. 

Grant that the sacrifice which I, 
unworthy as I am, 
have offered in the presence of Your majesty 
may be acceptable to You. 

Through Your mercy may it bring forgiveness to me 
and to all for whom I have offered it: 
through Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

Father, source of light in every age, 
the virgin conceived and bore Your Son 
Who is called Wonderful God, 
Prince of Peace. 
May her prayer, 
the gift of a mother's love, 
be Your people's joy through all ages. 
May her response, 
born of a humble heart, 
draw Your Spirit to rest on Your people. 
Grant this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen.
 

Jesus, my Lord, let me go to Mary 
when suffering threatens to overwhelm me. 
Ask your mother to stay with me 
when I am afraid and tempted to surrender. 
Let me look to Mary as my model for love, 
as well as my haven of healing. 
Make sure I am considerate of other people 
and notice how they are affected by their suffering. 
 

I'm not the only one. 
I beg you, Lord,
to help me grow in compassion. 
If I am faithful to You 
and close to Your blessed mother, 
those who suffer will be comforted by my presence...
and they will gain courage 
as I stand beside them, 
by their cross.

Amen.

Most Holy and adorable Trinity,
one God in three Persons,
I praise you and give you thanks
for all the favors you have bestowed on me.
Your goodness has preserved me until now.

I offer you my whole being
and in particular all my thoughts, words, and deeds,
together with all the trials I may undergo this day.
Give them your blessing.
May your divine love animate them
and may they serve your greater glory.

I make this morning offering in union
with the divine intentions of Jesus Christ
who offers himself daily in the holy sacrifice of the Mass,
and in union with Mary, his Virgin Mother and our Mother,
who was always the faithful handmaid of the Lord.

Amen.

Merciful Jesus, 
during Your life on earth 
You showed great concern for the sick and the infirm. 
Have compassion now on all those 
who are sick or in pain. 
Grant them a healing of mind and body 
and restore their strength and spirit. 
Comfort them with the knowledge 
that we are praying for them, 
and give them peace with a sense of Your presence. 
May they know that in the special way 
they are united with You, 
their suffering Christ. 
May they contribute to the welfare 
of the whole People of God 
by associating themselves freely 
with Your passion and death 
for the salvation of the world. 
Bless, too, those who take care of the sick. 
In their own time of need, 
bestow on them a hundred fold the blessings 
they have given to others.

Amen.

Infinitely merciful Father, 
I offer You by the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary 
with St. Joseph, 
the nine choirs of Angels 
and all the Saints, 
the adorations, praises, love and infinite holiness of Your beloved Son, 
Our Lord Jesus Christ, 
His heart wounded and burning with love, 
all His blood shed for us, 
all His sacred wounds 
and in them my life and sufferings of all people, 
for my salvation and for the salvation of the whole world, 
the deliverance of all souls from Purgatory 
and the praise of Your merciful Father, 
I offer You the wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ 
for those in agony today.

Amen. 
 

Remember, Heart of Jesus, 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
and you, O glorious St. Joseph, 
that no one has ever had recourse to your protection, 
or implored your assistance without obtaining relief.
 
Animated with the utmost lively confidence, 
I come laden with the weight of my sins, 
to prostrate myself before you. 

O Merciful Heart of Jesus, 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
and you, O glorious St. Joseph, 
reject not my prayer and petitions
but graciously hear and grant them.

Amen.

Father of love, source of all blessings, 
help me to pass from my old life of sin 
to the new life of grace. 
Prepare me for the glory of Your Kingdom. 
I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
Who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever.

Heavenly Father, without You I can do nothing. 
By Your Spirit help me to know what is right
and to be eager in doing Your will. 
Teach me to find new life through penance. 
Keep me from sin, and help me live
by Your commandment of love. 

God of love, bring me back to You. 
Send Your Spirit to make me strong
in faith and active in good works. 
May my acts of penance bring me Your forgiveness, 
open my heart to Your love, 
and prepare me for the coming feast 
of the Resurrection of Jesus.