Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

[public domain]

Christ with the Host, by Paolo da San Leocadio, 15th Century

Body of Christ,
Save Me!

Body of Christ, save me!
Save me from my great arch-enemy,
my weak and faltering self.
Save me from all greed of money,
of power, and of praise.
Save me from thirst for pleasure,
worldly show, and midnight revelry.
Save me from betraying You,
in thought, or in word, or in deed.
Amen.


Blood of Christ,
Inebriate Me!

Blood of Christ, inebriate me!
Inebriate me with Your Love,
that I may be absorbed in Your interests and Your Will.
Absorbed so as to be unmindful of my ills and petty cares.
Unmindful of weariness and pain,
heartache, and disappointment.
Heedless of the lash of cruel words,
and patient under wrongs.
Amen.

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