Prayer for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, by St. Alphonsus Ligouri
My Lord Jesus Christ, for the love which Thou dost bear to men, Thou dost remain night and day in this Sacrament full of compassion and of love, awaiting, calling, and welcoming all who come to visit Thee. I believe that Thou art present in the Sacrament of the Altar: I adore Thee from the abyss of my nothingness, and I thank Thee for all the graces which Thou hast bestowed upon me and in particular for having given me Thyself in this Sacrament, for having given me Thy Holy Mother Mary for my advocate, and for having called me to visit Thee in this chapel. I now salute Thy most loving Heart: and this for three ends:

  1. In thanksgiving for this great gift;
  2. To make amends to Thee for all the outrages which Thou dost receive in this Sacrament from all Thine enemies;
  3. I intend by this visit to adore Thee in all the places on earth in which Thou are the least revered and the most abandoned.

My Jesus, I love Thee with all my heart. I grieve for having so many times offended Thine infinite goodness. I promise with Thy grace never more to offend Thee in the future.

Now, miserable and unworthy though I be, I consecrate myself to Thee without reserve; I give Thee my entire will, my affections, my desires, and all that I possess. From now on dispose of me and of all that I have as Thou dost please. All that I ask of Thee and desire is Thy holy love, final perseverance, and the perfect accomplishment of Thy will. I recommend to Thee the Holy Souls in Purgatory; but especially those who had the greatest devotion to the most Blessed Sacrament and to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I also recommend to Thee all poor sinners.

My dearest Saviour, I unite all my affections with the affections of Thy most loving Heart; and I offer them, thus united, to Thine Eternal Father, and beseech Him in Thy Name to vouchsafe, for Thy love, to accept them. Amen.

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