Novena Honoring the Body and Blood
You, Jesus, my Divine Redeemer, for
coming upon the earth for our sake,
and for instituting the adorable
Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist in
order to remain with us until the
end of the world.
I thank You for hiding beneath the
Eucharistic species Your infinite
majesty and beauty, which Your
Angels delight to behold, so that I
might have courage to approach the
throne of Your Mercy.
I thank You, most loving Jesus, for
having made Your- self my food, and
for uniting me to Yourself with so
much love in this wonderful
Sacrament that I may live in You.
I thank You, my Jesus, for giving
Yourself to me in this Blessed
Sacrament, and so enriching it with
the treasures of Your love that You
have no greater gift to give me.
I thank You not only for becoming
my food but also for offering
Yourself as a continual sacrifice to
Your Eternal Father for my
I thank You, Divine Priest, for
offering Yourself as a Sacrifice
daily upon our altars in adoration
and homage to the Most Blessed
Trinity, and for making amends for
our poor and miserable adorations.
I thank You for renewing in this
daily Sacrifice the actual Sacrifice
of the Cross offered on Calvary, in
which You satisfy Divine justice for
us poor sinners.
I thank You, dear Jesus, for having
become the priceless Victim to merit
for me the fullness of heavenly
favors. Awaken in me such confidence
in You that their fullness may
descend ever more fruitfully upon my
I thank You for offering Yourself in
thanksgiving to God for all His
benefits, spiritual and temporal,
which He has bestowed upon me.
In union with Your offering of
Yourself to Your Father in the Holy
Sacrifice of the Mass, I ask for
this special favor: (Mention
If it be Your holy Will,
grant my request. Through You I also
hope to receive the grace of
perseverance in Your love and
faithful service, a holy death, and
eternity with You in Heaven. Amen.
O Lord, You have given us this
Sacred Banquet, in which Christ is
received, the memory of His Passion
is renewed, the mind is filled with
grace, and a pledge of future glory
is given to us.
You have given them bread from
Having all sweetness within.
Let us pray. God our Father, for
Your glory and our salvation You
appointed Jesus Christ eternal High
Priest. May the people He gained for
You by His Blood come to share in
the power of His Cross and
Resurrection by celebrating His
Memorial in this Eucharist, for He
lives and reigns with You and the
Holy Spirit, one God, forever.
O Jesus, since You have left us a
remembrance of Your Passion beneath
the veils of this Sacrament, grant
us, we pray, so to venerate the
sacred mysteries of Your Body and
Blood that we may always enjoy the
fruits of Your Redemption, for You
live and reign forever.
You may also wish to visit these sites:
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Diocese of Cleveland
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