Prayer of Spiritual Communion
Used during the time of quarantine in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
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.
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Based on an ancient prayer, Sub tuum praesidium, actually the oldest hymn to Mary, the Mother of God.
To see the video of Pope Francis praying this prayer, click on the image at the left.
Renewal of Consecration of the United States to the Blessed Virgin Mary
at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Friday, May 1, 2020
Watch the reconsecration of our country to Mary by clicking the image to the left.