Prayer for the Feast of Corpus Christ TI

Throughout the year, O Jesus,

thou dost remain humbly hidden within the tabernacle,

awaiting, receiving, and hearing the souls

who come to Thy feet in search of sympathy

and consolation in their sorrows,

light and support in the trials of life.

Only on this day,

leaving Thy silent loneliness,

Thou goest forth,

passing in triumph and benediction

through the streets and squares of the cities

in a maze of lights and music,

incense and flowers,

in the midst of joyous multitudes,

who fall down in adoration before Thee.

In the synagogue of Capharnaum,

the unbelieving throng,

rebelling against Thy words of faith and love, deserted Thee;

but in the Upper Room that last evening of Thine earthly life,

when the dark clouds of betrayal

were already settling upon Thy sorrowful soul,

Thou didst make Thy divine promise a reality,

perpetuating in the institution of the Holy Eucharist,

as in a living memorial,

the infinite love with which Thy Heart

was overflowing towards mankind.

By means of this august Sacrament,

Thou wouldst prolong Thy presence in the world

even to the end of time;

and the souls of men,

seated at Thy heavenly banquet,

were to taste inwardly the sweet irradiations of Thy grace

and the ineffable delights of Thy love.

O Jesus, make me feel the overwhelming attraction of Thy silent tabernacle,

which has ever drawn not only the little ones,

but has always been and will continue to be

the joy of pure and great souls.

Grant me a living faith and an ardent love

for Thee hidden under the sacramental species,

so that, frequently drawing near to Thy table

where the "Bread of Life" is set out,

I may receive the germ of a life that will not die.


Like this service?

Consider buying us a cup of coffee, It'll REALLY help us improve it and keep it free. Thanks in advance and GOD BLESS YOU!

Other Featured Prayers

Evening Prayer #1

Prayer of St. Ambrose (Before Mass)

Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Prayers to the Holy Child Mary

Search for a Prayer