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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 hap

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 Th
ee. 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.


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.

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