Sunday, November 18, 2012
Thanksgiving Prayer After Holy Mass
Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God,
I thank You for even though
I am a sinner,
your unprofitable servant, not because of my worth
the kindness of your mercy,
You have fed me with the Precious Body and
of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
I pray that this Holy Communion
may not bring me condemnation and punishment
but forgiveness and salvation.
May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will.
May it purify me from evil ways
and put an end to my evil passions.
May it bring me charity and patience,
humility and obedience, and
in the power to do good.
May it be my strong defense against all my enemies,
visible and invisible,
and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses,
bodily and spiritual.
May it unite me more closely to you, the One true God,
and lead me safely through death
to everlasting happiness with You.
And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner,
to the banquet where you,
Your Son and Holy Spirit, are true and perfect light,
lasting joy, without end,
and perfect happiness to your saints.
Grant this through Christ our Lord,
written by St. Thomas Aquinas
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