UNITED IN FAITH


“In the present situation, in which we find ourselves living more or less isolated, we are invited to rediscover and deepen the value of the communion that unites all the members of the Church.”

Pope Francis (March 15, 2020)

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, send forth the heavenly radiance of your light.

Come, Father of the poor, come, Giver of gifts, come, Light of the heart.

Greatest comforter, Sweet Guest of the soul, Sweet consolation.

 In labor, rest, in heat, temperance, in tears, solace.

O most Blessed Light, fill the inmost heart of your faithful.

Without your grace, there is nothing in us, nothing that is not harmful.

 Cleanse that which is unclean, water that which is dry, heal that which is wounded.

 Bend that which is inflexible, fire that which is chilled, correct what goes astray.

 Give to your faithful, those who trust in you, the sevenfold gifts.

 Grant the reward of virtue, grant the deliverance of salvation, grant eternal joy.

Amen.

Living one's faith during lockdown