(pg. 789) [A devout prayer to Jesus present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.] O Jesus! Our companion, our food, our victim on the altar! Blessed are they who dwell in Thy house: they shall praise Thee forever and ever. Thou art our way, our truth, our life. The sacrifice of the Mass brings peace to men, enables them to escape eternal damnation, and to be numbered in the flock of Thy elect, and Thy sacred Body and Blood entitle the worthy communicant to life everlasting! Grant us, we beseech Thee, through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, of all the saints, of all the angels who stand around Thy altar, to venerate the mysteries of Thy Body and Blood, that we may ever feel within us the fruit of Thy redemption!
(Pg. 496) If we observe the commandments of God, God will love us and dwell in our souls. The Holy Ghost will abide with us to enlighten our minds and strengthen our will, and give us grace to follow Jesus Christ; that Holy Spirit will give us an increase of devotion towards the Holy Sacrament of the altar and the Sacrifice of the Mass, and will pour forth the charity of God into our hearts.
The following prayer cannot be too much recommended. It is often repeated by the Church during this octave of Pentecost, and by devout persons many times in the day:
“Come, O Holy Ghose! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.”
V. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.
O God, Who on this day didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of Thy Holy Spirt, grant us in the same Holy Spirit to relish what is right, and ever to rejoice in His consolation, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
(pg. 166) A Prayer to the Holy Name of Jesus (printed as if common without reference).
O good Jesus! O most sweet Jesus! O Jesus Son of the Virgin Mary, full of mercy and tenderness! O sweet Jesus! according to Thy great mercy have mercy on me. O most merciful Jesus! I implore Thee by that precious blood which Thou didst deign to shed for sinners, to wash away my iniquities, and look upon me in my misery and unworthiness, humbly begging pardon, and calling upon this holy Name, Jesus. O Name of Jesus, Name of sweetness! Name of Jesus, Name of delights! Name of Jesus, Name of comfort! For what is Jesus but Saviour? Therefore, Jesus, on account of Thy holy Name, be to me a Jesus, and save me. Suffer me not to perish, whom Thou hast created out of nothing. O good Jesus! let not my iniquity overwhelm me, whom Thy omnipotent bounty hast made. O sweet Jesus! acknowledge what is Thine, and efface what is not Thine. O most gentle Jesus! have mercy on me, while yet the time for mercy lasts, lest Thou condemn me in the day of Thy judgment. The dead will not praise Thee, Lord Jesus, nor they who descend into hell. O most loving Jesus! O most amiable Jesus! O meekest Jesus! O Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! take me into the number of Thy elect. O Jesus, salvation of those who believe in Thee, comfort of those who fly to Thee. O Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary! infuse into me grace, wisdom, charity, chastity, and humility, that I may love Thee perfectly, praise Thee, enjoy Thee, serve Thee, and be glorified in Thee, with all those who call upon Thy Name, Jesus, Amen.
(pg. 219-220) SHORT CONSIDERATIONS [for prayer]
1. Consider that Our Lord Jesus Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist. He is very near you. O my God! I firmly believe because Thou hast said it. Remain in presence of your God with sentiments of deep respect and interior recollection.
2. With the angels that surround Him, adore His sovereign grandeur; contemplate and admire His wonderful debasement.
3. Consider how Our Saviour occupies Himself in the adorable Sacrament. He adores His Father. He prays for us. He atones for our sins. He thanks Him for the blessings we have received. Unite yourself to Him as St. John did through Mary, with Mary, our mother, that you may have grace to perform the same interior acts that He performs.
4. Recall to mind the virtues more particularly practiced by Our Lord in this sacrament – His debasement, His charity, His zeal for the welfare of men and the glory of God; fail not to form resolutions for your own conduct.
5. Remain some time in silence, listening to His interior admonitions, wishing to be penetrated with His Divine Spirit.
6. When you have to retire, beseech Our Lord to forgive you; thank Him for His goodness; be sorry than you cannot remain longer at His sacred feet.
(Pg. 577-578) [Prayer of thanksgiving for the gift of the sacraments]
Eternal thanks to Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who for me instituted the Holy Eucharist, for me resides in the Tabernacle, for me ordained the priest, giving him power to purify and feed my poor soul. Eternal thanks to Him Who invites me to come and receive Him: “Come to Me, all ye who labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you….Not as your fathers did eat manna in the desert, and are dead. He that eateth this Bread shall live forever.”
(pg. 220) Prayer to Jesus Christ (printed as if common without reference).
Behold the hour of Thy mercies, O my Jesus! How sweet for me to forget the world for some moments, to enjoy Thy presence, to open to Thee my heart, to hold intimate conversation with Thee, as a friend with a bosom friend! What condescension in Thee, what a privilege for me! Grant that I may use it according to the extent of Thy merciful designs upon me! From the use I make of this hour will perhaps depend my salvation! Grant me to remain in Thy presence with the sentiments of respect, attention, and holy trembling which inspire the holy angels who surround Thy alter. Grant that without any reservation I may respond to the impressions of Thy grace and Divine love; grant me to know what Thou wilt have me to do; grant me the courage of refusing Thee nothing. Amen.
(Pg. 608) O Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; come to me, however, notwithstanding my unworthiness, come within the soul of Thy servant, that I may walk in Thy steps, and may have no other occupation during my life save to glorify my Creator, to Whom alone be honor and glory for ever and ever!
Traditional Prayers from the Missal which bishop DeGoesbriand encourages and recommends
The Anima Christi (Pg. 632)
“Soul of Christ, sanctify me:
Body of Christ, save me:
Blood of Christ, inebriate me:
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me:
O good Jesus, hear me:
Within Thy wounds hide me:
Permit me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malignant enemy defend me:
In the hour of my death call me:
And bid me come to Thee:
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee
Forever and ever! Amen!
Thanksgiving after Mass from St. Thomas Aquinas (Pg.632)
“I give Thee thanks, O Lord, Almighty Father, and Eternal God, for all the benefits Thou hast so bountifully bestowed on me, and particularly since it has pleased Thee, for no merit of mine, but through the sole condescension of Thy mercy, to replenish me, a sinner, Thy unworthy servant, with the precious Body of Thy only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Suffer not, I beseech Thee, this Holy Communion to render me guilty and liable to punishment which those deserve who come to it unworthily; but grant, on the contrary, that it may powerfully intercede for the remission of my sins. Let it be rampart to preserve me in the faith, and a shield to repel the darts of the enemy who ceases not to attack my will, that he may turn it against Thee. Let it destroy all my vices, root out all my sensual desires, and augment in me patience, charity, true humility, and all other virtues; let it settle a firm and solid peace in my soul, and strongly defend me against all the assaults and stratagems of my visible and invisible enemies; let it unite me strictly to Thee during this life, and make me happily end in Thee, so that, in fine, it may please Thee to receive me, a sinner, to that unspeakable banquet where Thou art the true light, where thou fully satisfies Thy elect, and where Thou Thyself art their joy and their perfect felicity forever and ever. Amen!”
(pg. 632) [An exhortation to make prayers of thanksgiving after communion]
If in your past life you have been negligent in making your thanksgiving after Communion, humbly beg pardon for this negligence, which deeply wounds the heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ. All the days of your life, but especially on the day of your Communion, endeavor not to forget the presence of your God, and to avoid every sin, and to do everything for the love of Him Who is the food of your souls, the Bread of Angels, the Bread of Life, which gives life to the world.