As by steps men ascended to the temple of God situated on a hill; so the good Christian ascends towards the eternal temple by certain steps of virtue disposed or ordered within the heart: and this whilst he lives as yet in the body, in this vale of tears, the place which man hath set: that is, which he hath brought himself to: being cast out of paradise for his sin. * “When the house was built”: Alluding to that time, and then ordered to be sung: but principally relating to the building of the church of Christ, after our redemption from the captivity of Satan. An exhortation to praise God for the coming of Christ and his kingdom. May it perfect me in charity and patience; in humility and obedience; and in all other virtues. Then, having known it, may they keep it firm and inviolate. Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love Thee very much, and always be in Thy company. Stay with me, Lord, to show me Thy Will. O good Jesus, hear me. Anima Christi, Prayer of St. Bonaventure, Prayer Before a Crucifix)? O MOST Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of gentleness and mercy, I, a miserable and unworthy sinner, fly to thy protection with every sentiment of humility and love; and I implore of thy loving kindness that thou wouldst vouchsafe graciously to be near me, and all who throughout the whole Church are to receive the Body and Blood of thy Son this day, even as thou wert near thy sweetest Son as He hung bleeding on the Cross. Act of Faith. First Confession and Reconciliation FREE Course, Fifth Grade Catechism FREE Online Classes. From the malignant enemy, defend me. Therefore I implore the abundance of Thy measureless bounty that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to heal my infirmity, wash my uncleanness, enlighten my blindness, enrich my poverty and clothe my nakedness, that I may receive the Bread of Angels, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, with such reverence and humility, with such sorrow and devotion, with such purity and faith, with such purpose and intention as may be profitable to my soul’s salvation. HOW SWEET and lovely is this Bread of heaven which Thou hast given us! Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, may the whole world burn with love for Thee! (Pre-1968 Plenary Indulgence under normal conditions: Confession, Communion, etc. Humbly I implore Thee, let not this holy communion be to me an increase of guilt unto my punishment, but an availing plea unto pardon and salvation. We should thank Him for His love for us and for the many blessings He has given to us despite our unworthiness. The benefit we derive from our Communion is in proportion to our devotion and to the preparation we make for them. In the matter of sin I have been most unfortunate; but now not only do I enjoy true comfort of soul, but I also believe that I have had a foretaste of the peace of heaven.  Blessed are they that dwell in thy house, O Lord: they shall praise Thee for ever and ever. Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak, and I need Thy strength, so that I may not fall so often. . Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Stay with me, Lord, if Thou wishest me to be faithful to Thee. Amen.” After this, return to your place, having your eyes cast down and hands again reverently folded. Praise to the noble and Precious Blood, flowing from the wounds of my crucified Lord Jesus Christ and washing away the sins of the whole world. I cannot bear Thy judgment, but I trust in Thy salvation. My dear Angel Guardian, lead me to the altar of God. I wish, my Lord to receive You, A Prayer for After Communion Before a Crucifix - Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus ... Over 3,000 Catholic prayers sorted by topic/keyword. Cantate Domino. It is accompanied by hand movements. BEHOLD, O Kind and most sweet Jesus, before Thy Face I humbly kneel, and with the most fervent desire of soul, I pray and beseech Thee to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment. *  In his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps: Ascensiones in corde suo disposuit. I do! Your email address will not be published. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.  Declare his glory among the Gentiles: his wonders among all people. The soul aspireth after heaven; rejoicing in the mean time, in being in the communion of God’s church upon earth. Remember, Lord, Thy creature, whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Blood; I repent my sins, and I long to put right what I have done. Praise to Thee saving sacrifice, offered on the wood of the Cross for me and for all mankind. Amen. When you have returned to your seat, try to reflect on the Sacred Mysteries you have just received, and give free expression to your devotion in your own words.