Prayer by an Old Lady
Recite before COMMUNION,
not during Mass.
“My LOVING LORD,
a thousand welcomes! O Son of Mary,
I love Thee; indeed I do. Who am I at
all that Thou should come next or
near me? O God of Heaven, make a
little corner for me in Thy Heart,
and never, while there’s life in me, let
me lose my place there, and after
death may I still hide there! Amen.
Have pity on me, O Blessed Mother!
Talk to my God for me. Tell Him I’m
a poor ignorant creature, full of
nothing but sin and misery; but that
I love thee, His Own dear Mother;
and that I am a poor follower of
Him, and for thy sweet sake, to
help and pity me. Amen.”
COME, O JESUS! My poor soul calls for
Thee and awaits Thee. Comfort my
poor, distressed soul. Come and dwell
within my breast. My Savior, Jesus,
come to me. With all my heart, I long
for Thee. Most firmly I believe in Thee.
Most truthfully I hope in Thee. Most
ardently I love Thee. Then, come, O
Jesus, come to me. Let me receive Thy
BODY, so weary with suffering, so
tortured to save me. Let me receive Thy
Blood, Which agony for me pressed
from Thy Brow in the Garden and
Which Thou didst shed for love of me,
every step of the Way of Thy Cross.
Let me receive Thy SOUL, so sweet, and
strong, meek and compassionate. Let
It lift my soul to Thee.
Come, dear Jesus, with Thy DIVINITY.
Print Thy Divine Image on my soul,
and make it holy through Thy grace.
Every day, I need Thy LIGHT to guide
me in the way God wants me to go.
Come then, O my Host, and day by day
enlighten my soul with Thy Divine
Jesus in the Host,
GIVES His Life when I RECEIVE!
Jesus in the Host,
RECEIVES my life when I GIVE!
Every day, I need Thy STRENGTH to
fulfill God’s reason for my creation.
Come, O my Host, and give me
strength to set aside every obstacle in
In my trials and afflictions of every
day, come, O my Host, and give me
patience and resignation.
In the duties and obligations which
every day brings, come, O my Host,
and give me strength to be faithful to
Every day, I ought to do good about me,
to set good example to my neighbors,
perhaps to console and counsel them.
Come, then, O my Host, day by day, and
inspire me with Thy Divine Charity.
Every day is full of temptations and
I am weak. Come, O my Host, and day
by day renew my powers; raise me up
from my falls; purify me from my