Lord, You have given me a body
for it to help me fulfill my mission on earth and for eternity.
By baptism, it was consecrated just as was my soul.
Today I renew that consecration
and submit my body to your service.
Help me acquire over my body absolute control,
so that it will
always be an instrument, not a tyrant.
Give it strength
Help me reject whatever is harmful to it:
too much eating, drinking, smoking; abuse of drug or sex.
Help me have the will
to deprive it at times of normal pleasures
and as exercises in character
May the frequent contact with your Body in the holy Eucharist
make it sound and pure.
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come unto thee. ... continue reading
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