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Power of Prayer and Holy Eucharist!
Power of Prayer and Holy Communion: Preparing To Receive Jesus in Christmas!
It is easy to forget the necessity of prayer in our daily lives. Without regular practice we often fall prey to temptation and may dwell on negative thoughts and emotions because we are ‘getting out of practice’ just like when exercising or playing a sport. But if we practice frequent prayer and meditation, we have a much better shot in keeping our soul free from negativity.
“The family that prayers together stays together” We hear this since we are kids right? Well I did anyways. Brought up in a fairly strict Catholic family, I am still well versed. So, prayer is a wonderful way to unite us to God and also to each other. Jesus said, “The two greatest commandments are these: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, strength, and mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself.”
I am what you would call a ‘big fish’. That is I am a big sinner, a human with flaws like you. I am no better than anyone else, but that does not prevent me from receiving inspiration.
As we prepare spiritually during Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, it helps to try and understand and know how great this gift of Jesus being born to redeem us is.
The same is required to receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. We must prepare, in order to receive the full benefit, by making an examination of conscience and a sincere confession. Only then would our soul be ready to receive the “King of Kings”.
How beautiful art thou
Veiled in the Blessed Sacrament
Waiting patiently for me
Visiting you is a heavenly joy
I can experience on earth.
In the Mass, we receive the Holy Eucharist. This closeness is supreme for many people who take full advantage of the spiritual closeness with God. After receiving Communion or the Holy Eucharist, it is recommended to kneel and pray in silence and allow deep meditation.
We all must take time to be silent and contemplate ….I felt silence and contemplation were needed more in the cities of the world (than in rural areas)…We need to listen to God (when meditating) because it’s not what we say but what He says to us and through us that matters. ~~~Mother Teresa
The Divine Praises (said after Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament)
(A very powerful prayer)
Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.
May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.