Rev. Barnabas M. Thiệp, CMC
Kinh Tiếng Anh
of St. Thomas Aquinas
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 but in the kindness of your mercy. You have fed me
with the precious body and blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
pray that this holy communion may not bring me condemnation or
punishment but forgiveness and salvation. May it be a helmet of
faith and a shield of good will. May it purify me form evil ways
and put an end to my evil passions. May it bring me charity and
patience, humility and obedience, and growth in the power to do
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.
I pray that you will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where you,
with your Son and Holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total
fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect
happiness to your saints. Grant this through Christ our Lord.
To Our Redeemer
Soul of Christ, make me holy. Body of Christ, be my salvation.
Blood of Christ, let me drink your wine. Water flowing from the
side of Christ, wash me clean. Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
Kind Jesus, hear my prayer; hide me within your wounds and keep
me close to you. Defend me from the evil enemy. Call me at my
death to the fellowship of your saints, that I may sing your praise
with them through all eternity. Amen.
of Self-Dedication to Jesus Christ
Lord Jesus Christ, take all my freedom, my memory, my understanding,
and my will. All that I have and cherish you have given me. I
surrender it all to be guided by your will. Your grace and your
love are wealth enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and
I ask for nothing more. Amen. (The Sacramentary, 1985 p.1010)