Jesus

Jesus


O Thou Who givest me willingly Thy Flesh as food, Thou Who art fire that doth consume the unworthy, let me not be scourched, O my Creator.

But rather, enter Thou into my members, into all my joints, my reigns, my heart.

Burn up the thorns of all my sins. Purify my soul, sanctify my thoughts.

Strengthen my substance together with my bones.

Enlighten my simple five senses. Nail down the whole of me with the fear of Thee.

Ever protect, preserve, and keep me from every soul-corrupting deed and word.

Purify, cleanse and adorn me; make me comely, give me understanding and enlighten me.

Show me to be the dwelling-place of Thy Spirit alone, and no longer a habitation of sin, that from me as Thine abode through the entry of Communion, every evildoer, every passion may flee as from fire.

As intercessors I offer unto Thee all the saints, the commanders of the bodiless hosts, Thy Forerunner, the wise apostles, and Thine undefiled pure Mother, whose entreaties do Thou accept, O my compassionate Christ, and make Thy servant a child of light.

For Thou alone art our sanctification, O Good One, and the radiance of our souls, and unto Thee as God and Master, we all send up glory as is meet, every day.

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