Day 8

Prayer Before Each Visit to the Most Blessed Sacrament

My Lord Jesus Christ who, because of your immense love for humanity, remain day and night in this Sacrament, awaiting, calling, and welcoming all those who come to visit you, I believe that you are present here, I adore you in the abyss of my nothingness, and I thank you for having given yourself to me in this Sacrament, for having given me your Most Holy Mother Mary, as my advocate, and for having called me to visit you in this church.

Today greet your beloved heart, and I intend to greet it for three reasons. Firstly, in thanksgiving for this great gift. Secondly, to make amends for all the offences which you receive in this Sacrament. Thirdly, I intend in this visit to adore you in all the places of the earth where you are most abandoned.

My Jesus, I love you with all my heart. I repent for having so often offended your infinite goodness. With your grace, I resolve never to offend you again in the future; and at present, unworthy as I am, I consecrate myself entirely to you, I give you my affections and everything I possess. From this day on, do with me all that you please. I ask only for your holy love, for perseverance to the end of my life and for the perfect fulfillment of your will. I commend to you the souls of Purgatory, especially all those most devoted to the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Most Holy. I commend to you all poor sinners. I unite all my feelings to those of your most beloved heart, and thus united, I offer them to your eternal Father and I pray to him to accept them and to satisfy them out of love for you. Amen.

Visit to the Blessed Sacrament

To every soul that visits Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament, He addresses the words which He said to the Sacred Spouse: Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come. (Cant. 2, 10.) You, O soul, that visit Me, “arise” from your miseries; I am here to enrich you with graces. “Make haste,” approach, come near Me; fear not My majesty, which has humbled itself in this Sacrament in order to take away your fear, and to give you confidence. “My beloved,” you are no longer My enemy, but My friend; since you love Me and I love you. “My beautiful one,” My grace has made you fair. “And come,” draw nearer and cast yourself into My arms, and ask Me with the greatest confidence for whatever you wilI.

St. Teresa says that this great king of glory has disguised Himself in the Sacrament under the species of bread, and that He has concealed His majesty to encourage us to approach His divine heart with greater confidence. Let us, then, draw near to Jesus with great confidence and affection; let us unite ourselves to Him, and let us ask Him for graces.

O Eternal Word made man, and present for my sake in this Sacrament, what joy should be mine now that I stand in Your presence, Who are my God, Who are infinite majesty and infinite goodness, and have so tender an affection for my soul! You souls who love God, wherever you may be, either in heaven or on earth, love Him for me also. Mary, my Mother, help me to love Him. And You, most beloved Lord, make Yourself the object of all my love. Make Yourself the Lord of my entire will; possess my entire self. I consecrate my whole mind to You, that it may always be occupied with the thought of Your goodness; I also consecrate my body to You, that it may help me to please You; I consecrate my soul to You, that it may be all Yours. Would, O beloved of my soul, that all men could know the tenderness of the love which You bear them, that all might live only to honor You and to please You, as You desire and deserve. Grant that at least I may always live enamored of Your infinite beauty. From this day forward my desire is to do all that I can to be pleasing to You. I now resolve to abandon everything, be it what it may, as soon as I perceive that it displeases You, however much it may cost me, even should it be necessary for this purpose to lose all, or even to lay down my life. Fortunate indeed shall I be, if I lose all to gain You, my God, my treasure, my love, my all!

Ejaculation. Jesus, my love, take all that I have; take full possession of me.

Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe You are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You more than anything in the world, and I hunger to feed on Your flesh. But since I cannot receive Communion at this moment, feed me at least spiritually. I unite myself to You now as I do when I actually receive You. Never let me drift away from You. Amen.

Visit to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Whoever is a little one let him come to me. (Prov. 9, 4.) Mary invites all children who need a mother to have recourse to her, as to the most loving of all mothers. The devout Nieremberg says that the love of all mothers is a shadow in comparison with the love which Mary bears to each one of us. My Mother, mother of my soul, you who love me, and desire my salvation more than any other after God, O Mother, “show yourself a Mother.”

Ejaculation. My Mother, grant that I may always remember you!

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary After the Visit

Most holy Immaculate Virgin and my Mother Mary, to you who are the Mother of my Lord, the Queen of the world, the advocate, the hope, and the refuge of sinners, I have recourse today, I who am the most miserable of all. I render you my most humble homage, 0 great Queen, and I thank you for all the graces you have conferred on me until now, particularly for having delivered me from hell, which I have so often deserved.

I love you, 0 most amiable Lady; and for the love which I bear you, I promise to serve you always, and to do all in my power to make others love you also. I place in you all my hopes; I confide my salvation to your care.

Accept me for your servant, and receive me under your mantle, 0 Mother of Mercy. And since you are so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations; or rather obtain for me the strength to triumph over them until death. Of you I ask a perfect love for Jesus Christ.

Through you I hope to die a good death. 0 my Mother, by the love which you bear to God, I beseech you to help me at all times, especially at the last moment of my life. Leave me not, I beseech you, until you see me safe in heaven, blessing you, and singing your mercies for all eternity. Amen. So I hope. So may it be.

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