Prayers of Thanksgiving following Holy Communion

The moment after you receive Holy Communion, say in your heart with love and gratitude:

Glory to You, Our God, glory to You
Glory to You, Our God, glory to You
Glory to You, Our God, glory to You

Then upon returning to your place in church, say the following prayers. The first prayer is short and you should try to commit it to memory.

Lord, Jesus Christ, our God, let Your sacred Body be unto me for eternal life and Your precious Blood for forgiveness of sins. Let this Eucharist be unto me for joy, health and gladness. And at your awesome Second Coming make me, a sinner, worthy to stand at the right hand of Your glory, through the intercessions of Your most pure Mother and all Your saints. Amen.

I thank You, Christ and Master, our God, King of the ages and Creator of all things, for all the good gifts You have given me, and especially for the participation in Your pure and life-giving mysteries. Therefore, I pray to You, good Lord and Lover of mankind: keep me under Your protection and under the shadow of Your wings. Grant that to my very last breath I may partake worthily of Your most pure mysteries with a clear conscience for the forgiveness of sins and for eternal life. For You are the bread of life and to You we give glory, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

I thank You, Lord my God, that You have not rejected me, a sinner, but have made me worthy to partake of Your holy mysteries. I thank You that although I am unworthy, You have permitted me to receive Your pure and heavenly gifts. O loving Master, who died and rose for our sake, and granted to us these awesome and life-giving mysteries for the well-being and sanctification of our souls and bodies, let these gifts be for healing of my own soul and body, the averting of every evil, the illumination of the eyes of my heart, the peace of my spiritual powers, a faith unashamed, a love unfeigned, the fulfilling of wisdom, the observing of Your commandments, the receiving of Your divine grace, and the inheritance of Your kingdom. Preserved by them in Your holiness, may I always be mindful of Your grace, no longer living for myself but for You, our Master and Benefactor. May I pass from this life in the hope of eternal life, and attain to the everlasting rest where the voices of Your saints whose feasts are unceasing, and their joy at beholding the ineffable beauty of Your face is unending. For You, Christ our God, are the true yearning and the inexpressible joy of those who love You, and all creation praises You forever. Amen.

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