The Eucharist is a tremendous gift, the very Body of Christ Himself. After Holy Communion, take some time to thank God for this gift with the aid of these prayers, which will guide your heart in offering a humble and holy thanksgiving, while asking the Lord to help you become more worthy of the Sacrament.
At the end of Mass, take some time to thank the Lord for the great event you have just been part of. With these beautiful prayers, including the Anima Christi, the Universal Prayer Attributed to Pope Clement XI, and Prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary, lift your heart to God and ask Him to make you holy.
The Eucharist may look like bread to our own eyes, but it is the Source and Summit of Christian life. Prepare yourself for receiving the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ with these prayers before Holy Communion.
The Church prays for the dead, and this prayer says much about the reality of the Church itself. It says that the Church continues to live in the hope of eternal life. Prayer for the dead is almost a battle with the reality of death and destruction that weighs down upon the earthly existence of man.
Since the Mass looks ordinary to our own eyes, we need the grace of God to help us to even begin to comprehend the beauty and treasure of what we are about to experience. These prayers before Mass assist us with asking God for this blessing.
These beautiful prayers are for all devotees of St Thérèse of Lisieux, let these prayers dedicated with affection to the Saint, as well as prayers written by the Little Flower herself, bring you ever closer to the Saint.