by Cardinal Merry del Val
At Thy feet, O my Jesus, I prostrate myself and I offer Thee
the repentance of my contrite heart, which is humbled in its nothingness
and in Thy holy presence. I adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love,
the ineffable Eucharist. I desire to receive Thee into the poor dwelling
that my heart offers Thee. While waiting for the happiness
of sacramental Communion, I wish to possess Thee in spirit.
Come to me, O my Jesus, since I, for my part, am coming to Thee!
May Thy love embrace my whole being in life and in death.
I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. Amen.
by St. Alphonsus Ligouri
My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually
into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee
and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever
be separated from Thee. Amen.
ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven
and the pains of hell. But most of all because they offend Thee,
my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins,
to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.