Read in English according to the Jordanville Prayer Book, 1986. Courtesy for POMOG parishioners only. Other visitors are encouraged to purchase these prayers at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross web-site.
Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to Thee, O God.
Prayer of Thanksgiving, 1
I thank Thee, O Lord my God, that Thou hast not rejected me, a sinner, but hast vouchsafed me to be a communicant of Thy Holy Things. I thank Thee that Thou hast vouchsafed me, the unworthy, to partake of Thy most pure and heavenly Gifts. But, O Master, Lover of mankind, Who for our sake didst die and didst rise again, and didst bestow upon us these dread and life-giving Mysteries for the well-being and sanctification of our souls and bodies, grant that these may be even unto me for the healing of both soul and body, for the averting of everything hostile, for the enlightenment of the eyes of my heart, for the peace of the powers of my soul, for faith unashamed, for love unfeigned, for the fullness of wisdom, for the keeping of Thy commandments, for an increase of Thy divine grace, and for the attainment of Thy kingdom; that being preserved by them in Thy holiness, I may remember Thy grace always, and no longer live for myself, but for Thee, our Master and Benefactor; and thus when I shall have departed this life in hope of life eternal, I may attain unto everlasting rest, where the sound of them that keep festival is unceasing, and the delight is endless of them that behold the ineffable beauty of Thy countenance. For Thou art the true desire and the unutterable gladness of them that love Thee, O Christ our God, and all creation doth hymn Thee unto the ages. Amen.
Prayer 2, of Basil the Great
O Master Christ God, King of the ages and Creator of all things, I thank Thee for all the good things which Thou hast bestowed upon me, and for the communion of Thy most pure and life creating Mysteries. I pray Thee, therefore, O Good One and Lover of mankind: Keep me under Thy protection and in the shadow of Thy wings; and grant me, even until my last breath, to partake worthily, with a pure conscience, of Thy Holy Things, unto the remission of sins and life eternal. For Thou art the Bread of life, the Source of holiness, the Giver of good things; and unto Thee do we send up glory, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Prayer 3, Verses of Metaphrastes
O Thou Who givest me willingly Thy Flesh as food, Thou Who art fire that doth consume the unworthy, let me not be scorched, O my Creator. But rather, enter Thou into my members, into all my joints, my reins, my heart. Burn up the thorns of all my sins. Purify my soul, sanctify my thoughts. Strengthen my substance together with my bones. Enlighten my simple five senses. Nail down the whole of me with the fear of Thee. Ever protect, preserve, and keep me from every soul-corrupting deed and word. Purify, cleanse, and adorn me; make me comely, give me understanding, and enlighten me. Show me to be the dwelling-place of Thy Spirit alone, and no longer the habitation of sin; that from me as Thine abode through the entry of Communion, every evildoer, every passion may flee as from fire. As intercessors I offer unto Thee all the saints, the commanders of the bodiless hosts, Thy Forerunner, the wise Apostles, and further, Thine undefiled, pure Mother, whose entreaties do Thou accept, O my compassionate Christ, and make Thy servant a child of light. For Thou alone art our sanctification, O Good One, and the radiance of our souls, and unto Thee as God and Master, we all send up glory, as is meet, every day.
O Lord Jesus Christ our God, may Thy holy Body be unto me for life eternal, and Thy precious Blood for the remission of sins; and may this Eucharist be unto me for joy, health, and gladness. And at Thy dread Second Coming vouchsafe me, a sinner, to stand at the right hand of Thy glory, through the intercessions of Thy most pure Mother and of all the saints.
Prayer 5, to the Most Holy Theotokos
O most holy Lady Theotokos, light of my darkened soul, my hope, protection, refuge, consolation, my joy: I thank thee that thou hast vouchsafed me, who am unworthy, to be a partaker of the most pure Body and precious Blood of thy Son. O thou who gavest birth to the True Light, do thou enlighten the spiritual eyes of my heart; thou who gavest birth to the Source of immortality, revive me who am dead in sin; thou who art the lovingly-compassionate Mother of the merciful God, have mercy on me, and grant me compunction and contrition in my heart, and humility in my thoughts, and the recall of my thoughts from captivity. And vouchsafe me, until my last breath, to receive without condemnation the sanctification of the most pure Mysteries, for the healing of both soul and body; and grant me tears of repentance and confession, that I may hymn and glorify thee all the days of my life, for blessed and most glorious art thou unto the ages. Amen.
Prayer of St. Symeon
Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, O Master, according to Thy word; for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples, a light of revelation for the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name’s sake.
Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Our Father, Who art in the heavens, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Troparion, Tone 8
Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon hath illumined the universe, and disclosed to the world treasures of uncovetousness, and shown us the heights of humility; but while instructing by thy words, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede with the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls.
Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Kontakion, Tone 6
From the heavens hast thou received divine grace and by thy lips thou dost teach all to worship the One God in Trinity, O John Chrysostom, all-blessed righteous one. Rightly do we acclaim thee, for thou art a teacher revealing things divine.
Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: Troparion, Tone 1
Thy fame hath gone forth into all the earth, which hath received thy word. Thereby thou hast divinely taught the Faith; thou hast made manifest the nature of created things; thou hast made the moral life of men a royal priesthood. O Basil, our righteous father, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Kontakion, Tone 4
Thou didst prove to be an unshakable foundation of the Church, giving to all mortals an inviolate lordship, and sealing it with thy doctrines, O righteous Basil, revealer of heavenly things.
Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, O mediation unto the Creator unfailing, disdain not the suppliant voices of sinners; but be thou quick, O good one, to help us who in faith cry unto thee; hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honour thee.
Lord, have mercy. (Twelve times)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
More honourable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.
Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
In the life of every Orthodox person there are events that go far beyond the everyday joys and sorrows.These are the days when on him the sacrament of Holy Communion.They lie in a completely different plane of life.They bring joy, but the joy of a special kind, is not commensurate with the joy that gives us life on earth.These are the days of our union with God.
- 1 What is important for us Holy Communion?
- 2 Where and how to read these prayers?
- 3 first
- 4 Prayer of St. Basil the Great
- 5 Prayer third
- 6 very short, the fourth prayer
- 7 prayer of thanksgiving Virgin
- 8 passage of the Gospel text and the subsequent troparia
- 9 Our day after Holy Communion
- 10 What is the meaning of Holy Communion for us?
- 11 Where and how are these prayers read?
- 12 Prayer One
- 13 The Prayer of St. Basil the Great
- 14 Prayer is the third
- 15 Quite short, fourth prayer
- 16 Thanksgiving Prayer to the Theotokos
- 17 A fragment of the Gospel text and subsequent troparia
- 18 Our day after Holy Communion
- 19 The Bread and The Cup
- 20 Catholic Communion Prayers
- 21 Prayers for After Communion
- 22 Bible Verses About Faith
What is important for us Holy Communion?
great sacrament of the body and blood of the Lord makes our human nature akin to God.His body and blood are a part of us, an organic part of our soul and body.As a person inherits from their biological parents, some of which he has become by virtue of kinship by blood, certain, inherent quality and apprehended a body and blood of the Lord, we become heirs of his qualities.
Lord in his earthly life, bringing the ransom sacrifice, died and then resurrected in a completely different flesh.This flesh was endowed with properties inaccessible to man.But Holy Communion makes us – the creation of his hand
s – and the heirs of the flesh, and this immortality.Furthermore, Jesus Christ, the incarnate of the Virgin Mary, took all the human qualities but sinfulness.God is sinless.
reading prayers included in The Service of Holy Communion, we ask God to deliver us from the bondage of sin, gravitating over us since the fall of the first people – Adam and Eve.And our prayers are justified.After all, becoming partakers of the divine body and blood, we have to get rid of sinful bondage.For the great joy of spiritual renewal and gaining immortality, we thank the Lord God, raising his thanksgiving after communion.
Where and how to read these prayers?
Communion of the Holy Mysteries of the Body and Blood of Christ takes place in the church during the liturgy.At the end of the read on behalf of all who are vouchsafed in this day holy sacrament, the prayer of thanksgiving after Communion.Usually, it reads acolyte.But sometimes the parishioners returned home from the temple, open the prayer book and read for yourself.
text, which is a prayer of gratitude for the Lord’s Supper, includes five separate prayers.This is followed by the famous words of St. Reverend Simeon, “Nunc Dimittis …” – and then read the text troparion also, depending on the liturgy of the saint was accomplished on this day.All these prayers serves one purpose – to glorify the dignity and thank the Lord God for giving us a great favor.No wonder thanksgiving after communion preceded by words, are encouraged to read them warmly and sincerely.
Prayer This prayer begins with the words of gratitude to God for the fact that, in spite of our sinfulness, he did not reject us and revealed to be partakers of His holy mysteries.This is followed by a request that the body and blood of his served as spiritual healing and physical health.They helped to repel any enemy, visible and invisible, to enlighten the knowledge of the Divine Mysteries in the strengthening of faith and gave strength to meet the holy commandments of the Lord.This is the first prayer of thanksgiving after Communion ends with the words, expressed a desire to continue to dedicate his life to the service of God, and asking for the help of the grace of the way.This is followed by a prayer written in the IV century St. Basil the Great.
Prayer of St. Basil the Great
First of all you need to say a few words about this saint.Basil the Great was born in Caesarea in 303 AD.Having a child a good education, he continued his in Athens.Here he met with the other pillar of Christianity – Gregory the Theologian.Their friendship lasted a lifetime.In Athens, St. Basil entered the path of asceticism and knowledge of Christian doctrine.Soon he took holy orders.St. traveled.Gathering a circle of like-minded, he became their spiritual mentor.
He wrote many extant theological writings.Prayers of thanksgiving after Communion, written by St. Basil the Great, full of deep and sincere feelings.He begins it with words of gratitude for all the blessings bestowed upon him by God.Prelate asks the Lord to always keep his grace and divine power.Finally, he prays that the Lord has allowed it to preserve its unblemished conscience and always proceed to the holy sacraments to consciousness of his spiritual purity.
author it is the holy monk Simeon Metaphrastes, who lived in Greece at the turn of the IX-X centuries.He went down in history as an outstanding Christian theologian and historian.They created an extensive collection of Lives of the Saints, edited and supplied with comments.He wrote a prayer of thanksgiving after Communion is read a third in a row.From it, he likens the Lord God of fire, pozhigayuschemu all unworthy.Monk prays for his life, consumed sinful thorns nesting in it, and make it the abode of the Holy Spirit.Rev. surrenders to God’s industry and relies on its defense.
very short, the fourth prayer
This small volume of prayer filled with a very deep meaning.It signed an appeal to God for the gift of eternal life – the main and the desired goal of every Christian.Then the words of the prayer call out to the Lord to send down mercy on the Day of Judgment, which will follow the Second Coming.
prayer of thanksgiving Virgin
Holy Mother of God enjoys great love and reverence for all Christians.To her very special relationship.His purity and holiness, it is superior to the angelic hosts.It can not compare even the cherubim and seraphim.Therefore, prayer is addressed to it, it begins with the words full of sincere love.”Light pomrachёnnoy soul, cover, shelter, comfort and joy” – this epithet, which begins was brought her to thank for the fact that it was vouchsafed us to partake of the blood and the body of her Son.
In prayer, we are acknowledging himself put to death by sin, ask Pure revive us.For her, gave birth to the source of immortality, nothing is impossible.We ask to direct our thoughts to good deeds, and to fill the hearts of God’s love.And like all the previous prayers, thanksgiving prayer asking the Virgin completes the granting us the opportunity to take the rest of my life sanctuary immaculate mysteries.
passage of the Gospel text and the subsequent troparia
After the prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary to read a short Bible text, including the words of the Holy Reverend Simeon uttered them when he saw the light of the Holy Spirit in the temple brought by the baby Jesus the incarnate God.His “Nunc Dimittis …” concludes prayers of thanksgiving after Communion, which are described above.
But this is not the end of our thanksgiving.Then read and troparia kontakia, with which it depends on, the liturgy of the saint is.It could be a Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, and could have – John Chrysostom.In addition, if you serve the liturgy Prezhdeosvyaschёnnyh gifts, read the troparion to St. Gregory Dialogos and the corresponding kontakion.Thanksgiving prayer guardian angel in this list does not include prayers, but it is quite clear that we can not but thank the custodian of our body and soul, do not give him credit for all that we owe him, including for the grace of the Holy Communion.There is a lot of prayer to our guardian angel.You can read any of them.The main thing that it was from the heart.In preparation for Holy Communion, each reading a large number of prayers prescribed by the charter of the church.Among them is canon guardian angel.Very well read it and after the holy sacrament.
Our day after Holy Communion
But prayer of thanks for the Lord’s Supper is not a complete range of our responsibilities associated with this important sacrament.Holy Church strongly recommends to dedicate this day the study of the word of God, thinking about God and concern for the preservation of spiritual purity.It is best that day to withdraw from all the leisure and devoid of spirituality.It is recommended to refrain from all kinds of entertainment.Even those who are not ordinary days condemned the church the day of communion may be misplaced.Also forbidden sexual relations and smoking.Usta, who took a body and blood of the Lord shall not defile anything.Therefore it is absolutely unacceptable use of swear words.
Lord has given us to talk to him a powerful and reliable tool – Orthodox prayers.Gratitude, pleading and repentance – they lift up our hearts and souls.No matter whether it is a church prayers read in church, or home – privately, of grace they become a subject of our deep faith and sincerity with which we pronounce them.And each time, starting to him, we must remember that at the moment are making great mystery of communion with God.
In the life of every Orthodox person there isevents that go far beyond the scope of everyday joys and sorrows. These are the days when the sacrament of the Holy Communion is performed over him. They lie in a completely different life plane. They bring joy, but this joy is a special kind, not commensurate with the joy that earthly life gives us. These are the days of our union with God.
What is the meaning of Holy Communion for us?
The great sacrament of the sacrament of the Lord’s body and bloodmakes our human nature related to God. His body and blood become a part of us, organically form part of our soul and body. As a person inherits from his biological parents, of which he has become a part by blood relationship, certain qualities inherent in him, and having received the body and blood of the Lord in himself, we become heirs of his qualities.
The Lord in his earthly life, bringingthe sacrificial offering, died, and then rose again in a completely different flesh. This flesh was endowed with properties unavailable to an ordinary person. But the Holy Communion makes us – the creations of his hands – the heirs of this flesh, and this immortality. In addition, Jesus Christ, incarnated from the Virgin Mary, took all human qualities, except sinfulness. The Lord is sinless.
Reading the prayers entering into the Follow-up to the HolyCommunion, we ask God to save us from the slavery of sin, which gravitates over us from the day of the fall of the first people – Adam and Eve. And our prayers are justified. After all, becoming partakers of the Divine body and blood, we must get rid of the sinful captivity. For the great joy of spiritual renewal and the attainment of immortality, we thank the Lord God, offering him thanksgiving prayers for Holy Communion.
Where and how are these prayers read?
Communion of the Holy Mysteries of the Body and Blood of Christis performed in the church during the Liturgy. At the end, it is read on behalf of everyone who was honored on this day of the holy mystery, thanksgiving prayer after Communion. Usually it is read by a psalm-reader. But sometimes parishioners, returning home from the temple, open prayers and read themselves.
The text that makes up the thank youprayers for the Holy Communion, includes five separate prayers. Then follow the famous words of the holy Reverend Simeon Bogopriiets: “Now let go …” – and then read the texts of troparia and kontakion, depending on the liturgy of which saint was performed on that day. All this prayer is one purpose – worthy of praise and thanking the Lord God for granting us great mercy. It is not for nothing that the thanksgiving prayers for Holy Communion are preceded by words calling for reading them warmly and with all their heart.
This prayer begins with the words of gratitude to Godfor the fact that, despite all our sinfulness, he did not reject us and showed us partakers of the saints of his secrets. Next is a request that his body and blood serve spiritual healing and bodily health. That they helped to repel any enemy, visible and invisible, enlighten the knowledge of the Divine Mysteries in strengthening the faith and give strength to observe the holy commandments of the Lord. This first thanksgiving prayer after Communion ends with words expressing a desire to continue to devote life to the service of God, and asking for beneficial help along the way. Next comes the prayer, written in the IV century by Saint Basil the Great.
The Prayer of St. Basil the Great
First of all, it is necessary to say a few words aboutthis saint. Basil the Great was born in Caesarea in 303. Having received a fine education as a child, he continued it in Athens. Here he became acquainted with another pillar of Christianity – Gregory the Theologian. Their friendship lasted a lifetime. In Athens, St. Basil entered the path of asceticism and knowledge of Christian teaching. Soon he accepted the order. The saint traveled a lot. Having gathered a circle of like-minded people, he became their spiritual mentor.
He wrote many extant theologicalworks. Thanksgiving after Communion, written by Saint Basil the Great, is full of deep and sincere feelings. He begins it with words of gratitude for all the blessings bestowed upon him by God. The saint asks the Lord to always keep him with grace and divine power. In conclusion, he prays for the Lord’s vouchsafing him to save his conscience untainted and to always embark on holy mysteries with the consciousness of his spiritual purity.
Prayer is the third
Its author is the holy monk SimeonMetaphrastus, who lived in Greece at the turn of the 9th-10th centuries. He entered the history of Christianity as an outstanding theologian and historian. He created a vast collection of saints’ lives, edited and furnished with commentaries. The prayer of thanksgiving after Communion written by him is read third in the account. Starting it, he likens the Lord God to fire, burning all unworthy. The Monk prayed, saving his life, piercing the sinful thorns nesting in him, and making him the abode of the Holy Spirit. The Monk hands himself to God’s industry and hopes for his protection.
Quite short, fourth prayer
This small prayer is full of veryprofound meaning. It contains an appeal to God to grant eternal life – the main and desired goal of every Christian. Then the words of prayer appeal to the Lord for sending mercy to the Last Judgment, which will follow the second coming.
Thanksgiving Prayer to the Theotokos
The Most Holy Theotokos enjoys special love andhonoring all Christians. To her a very special attitude. By its purity and holiness, it surpasses the angelic hosts. Even cherubim and seraphim can not be compared with her. Therefore, the prayer addressed to her begins with words full of sincere love. “The light of the darkened soul, the veil, the refuge, the consolation and the joy” are the epithets from which the thanksgiving that comes to her for allowing us to partake of the blood and body of her Son begins.
In prayer, when we acknowledge ourselves to be slaughteredsin, we ask that the Most Pure One enliven us. For it, which gave birth to the source of immortality, nothing is impossible. We ask you to direct our thoughts to good deeds and to fill the hearts with Divine love. And like all the previous prayers, the thanksgiving prayer to the Mother of God ends with a request to grant us the opportunity to take the sanctuary of the most precious secrets till the end of life.
A fragment of the Gospel text and subsequent troparia
After the prayer to the Most Holy Theotokosa short biblical text is read, including the words of the holy Rev. Simeon the Bogomitel, uttered by him when he received the Holy Spirit in the baby Jesus brought into the temple, the incarnate God. His “Now let go …” completes the thanksgiving after the communion, the description of which is given above.
But on this our thanksgiving does not end. Then troparia and kontakion are read, and which ones, depends on the liturgy of which saint was performed. It could have been a liturgy of St Basil the Great, or it could have been John Chrysostom. In addition, if the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts was served, then the troparion to St. Gregory Dvoslov and the corresponding kontakion is read. Thanksgiving prayer to the guardian angel is not included in this list of prayers, but it is understandable that we can not thank the guardian of our soul and body, do not give him due for all that we owe him, including for the blessing of the Holy Communion. There are many prayers to our guardian angel. You can read any of them. The main thing is for it to come from the heart. Preparing for the Holy Communion, everyone reads a large number of prayers prescribed by the church charter. Among them is the canon of the guardian angel. It is very good to read it after the sacrament.
Our day after Holy Communion
But thanksgiving prayers for the Sacrament do notcomplete the circle of our duties connected with this most important sacrament. The Holy Church strongly recommends that this day be dedicated to the study of the word of God, to the thoughtfulness of God and to the preservation of spiritual purity. It is better on this day to get rid of all idle and devoid of spirituality. It is recommended to abstain from all kinds of entertainment. Even those of them that are not condemned by the church on ordinary days, on the day of Communion may be inappropriate. Also, conjugal intimacy and smoking are forbidden. The mouth, which took upon itself the body and blood of the Lord, should not be defiled by anything. Therefore, the use of abusive words is absolutely unacceptable.
The Lord granted us to communicate with him a powerful anda reliable tool – Orthodox prayers. Thankful, pleading and penitential – they elevate our souls and hearts. Regardless of whether it is a question of church prayer read in the temple, or about the home, the cell, the graceful, they become only on condition of our deepest faith and sincerity with which we utter them. And every time we approach them, we must remember that we are making a great sacrament of communion with God at the moment.
Welcome to our growing library of communion prayers. If you know of a good prayer to say at communion, we invite you to add it at the bottom of the page.
The Bread and The Cup
Often times, prayers for the Eucharist will be broken up into two sections; For the Bread, and For the Cup. One prayer is to be said before the breaking of the bread, and one before the pouring of the wine.
For the Bread:
Crucified God, we wear beautiful crosses around
our necks, and hang them on our walls. We have
made your triumphant sign of suffering decorative,
when what it really needs to be is defining.
So make us cruciform Lord, in our weekly
remembrance of Christs death on the cross
in our breaking of this bread.
Let us show by the offering of our hearts and hands
the depth of our commitment to live for him who died for us.
In lives of sacrifice and service, empower our
witness to Jesus Christ, whose cross so powerfully
proclaims your love.
For the Cup:
In lifting this cup of remembrance here this morning
Oh God of sacrifice, we are lifting high the cross of Christ
and proclaiming your great love.
We partake, with gratitude, all the gifts that ours
in Christ crucified – new life, real unity, eternal life,
and a meaningful purpose.
Fill us now again with the power of your spirit
that we might be bold in our witness to Jesus Christ,till all the world adores his sacred name.
A First Communion
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.
I believe it because you have said it
and Im ready to give my life to
maintain this truth.
Prayer for Receiving the Lord
Sweet Jesus, thank You for everything You have bestowed upon me. You have sacrificed Your life to save all of mankind from our sins. You have generously shared with us Your life when You could have chosen not to. Forgive me for the sins I have done against You and for the ones I will be making.
I promise that I will be a better person for you and for others. Bless the hands of the hard working, the hearts of the loving and the souls of those who help.
In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Being One with Jesus
Dear God, I come to You today to praise and glorify Your name. You have showered us with wonderful gifts. The best gift of all is giving Your son to save us from our sins.
There is no worse grief for a father than to lose his son. You have been unselfish and very giving even to those who have turned their backs on You. I pray that they come back to Your welcoming arms. I dedicate this prayer to those who need someone to call on to when the days get rough and the nights are worst.
Give them the strength and courage to come back to You, Father. Being with Jesus has ultimately changed my life. Let it be for them as well.
In Your glory always, I pray. Amen.
Prayer at a Child’s First Communion
Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of
the Eucharist You left us the outstanding
manifestation of your limitless love for us.
Thank You for giving our child the
opportunity to experience this love
in receiving the Sacrament for the first time.
May your Eucharist presence keep him/her
ever free from sin, fortified in faith,
pervaded by love for God and neighbor,
and fruitful in virtue, that he/she may
continue to receive You throughout life and
attain final union with You at death.
Prayer to Receive the Lord
Lord, as You enter my body, please cleanse me from all my sins.
Teach me to become as pure as You and Your mother Mary. I pray that I become a better person and be kinder to my neighbours. May Your presence in me make me a better person and do whatever is only on Your will.
Thank You for keeping me warm on those cold toasty nights and safe from harm. I pray that all my loved ones live in Your presence and that they always do what is right. I pray for the world to have peace especially in their hearts.
I pray this for Your glory, Lord. Amen.
A Prayer of Thanksgiving
Loving and compassionate God,
God of infinite goodness and mercy,
Your blessed name be glorified.
Yours is the glory,
You are the ruler of all the land and everything on it;
You are the ruler of the world and all its inhabitants.
God of all of us, teach us to live the way you have always wanted.
You are our God and savior,
And our trust is always in you.
We thank you for the blessings that you give us every day.
We thank you for providing food to those in need.
We thank you for blessing us with the desire for your justice for those who are poor.
We thank you for blessing us with the voice to speak for the voiceless.
We thank you for allowing us to be your hands and feet in the world,
For the blessing of being part of the great family that is your Church.
Hear our prayer and help us remember always your call to justice and compassion.
Our God, you will conquer all injustice; with your help we will be victorious.
Prayer After Communion
Lord Jesus, I love and adore you. You’re a special friend to me.
Welcome, Lord Jesus, o welcome. Thank you for coming to me. Thank you, Lord Jesus, o thank you for giving yourself to me. Make me strong to show your love wherever I may be. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay close by my forever and love me, I pray. Bless all of us children in your loving care and bring us to heaven to live with you there.
I’m ready now, Lord Jesus, to show how much I care. I’m ready now to give your love at home and everywhere.
Catholic Communion Prayers
Here are some prayers for the Blessed Sacrament from the Catholic tradition.
The Sanctity of Life
My God, we adore You here in the Blessed Sacrament.
As we kneel before You, we recognize You
as the Creator of all Life. We thank You and
praise You for the lives you have given to us
and to those we love. Give us a true and lasting
respect for all life, for we recognize it as coming
from You. We pray for all who have suffered or
died as a result of disrespect whether that suffering
and death has come as a result of abuse, war, gossip,
We pray for an end for all disrespect of life. As we
kneel before You we ask You to forgive all those who
do not respect the sanctity of life. We repeat the words
you spoke as you hung on the cross, ‘Father, forgive them,
for they know not what they do.
Hail to Thee, True Body
Hail to thee, true body born
From Virgin Mary’s womb!
The same that on the cross was nailed
And bore for man the bitter doom.
Thou, whose side was pierced and flowed
Both with water and with blood;
Suffer us to taste of thee,
In our life’s last agony.
O kind, O loving one!
O sweet Jesus, Mary’s Son!
Prayers for After Communion
Here are some simple, short prayer to say after the communion has ended.
Go As Children of God
Go as risk takers,
For God has nourished you with bread and cup.
Go as new creatures,
For God is saving you from your sin.
Go as children of God,
For God will be with us all.
Gracious God, here at this table we have been, in the company of Jesus Christ, our savior and redeemer.
You have revealed your loving ways to us in broken bread
and poured cup.
Now, as your light has illuminated
our lives. Help us be a light for others.
Prayer of Thanksgiving After Communion
Lord Jesus, thank You for being with me today! You have been my guide and guard in all my days and I pray that continue to be so. Thank You for always keeping me safe and warm, for keeping me away from harm.
Thank You for giving me the gift of living another day and for my family who are never away. Bless those who are in need of Your loving protection. Let them be under Your wing and they will never be astray.
May this prayer keep all evils away and only the good will stay. Amen.
Eternal Light, shine in our hearts.
Eternal Goodness, you have drawn us to your heart.
and united us in the sacrament of Christs body and blood.
Eternal Power, be our support.
Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.
Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us.
That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
we may seek your face and be brought by your infinite
mercy to your holy presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Bible Verses About Faith
“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;”
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