Happy Easter! And a blessed feast of the martyr St. George as well! as we continue in this month of April, which is dedicated to the Most Blessed Sacrament, we continue with those prayers that honor Our Lord Jesus in that veiled Presence. In the midst of so many beautiful prayers, I came across this 'Prayer to Jesus before the Blessed Sacrament' that really clicked in my heart. If you've read my homilies lately, you likely sense a common thread of stories and journeying, which this prayer hints at in the aspect of continued transformation. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have:
Prayer to Jesus before the Blessed Sacrament
Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host,sancify my eyes,that they may close more and moreto all that is merely earthly.
Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host,send a ray of divine light into my soul,that I may better know you and myself.
Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host,send a flame of divine love into my heartto consume everything in itthat is displeasing to Youand to set it all on fire with Your love.
Now and in eternitymay my only desire be to contemplatethe infinite beauty of Your divine countenancewhich delights the angels.Amen.