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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 more
to 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 heart
to consume everything in it
that is displeasing to You
and to set it all on fire with Your love.

Now and in eternity
may my only desire be to contemplate
the infinite beauty of Your divine countenance
which delights the angels.

Amen.



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"Haiku" prayers, in Japanese poetical form, have their origin in the fourteenth century. They consist of 17 syllables arranged in three lines (5-7-5). This provides a simple format for composing personal and family prayers. The following haiku prayer is a Canadian example. You are encouraged to develop your ... continue reading

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