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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.

Morning Salutation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

A Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart of JesusO sweetest Jesus, Divine Friend, Thou hast been watching and waiting patiently and lovingly in Thy lonely tabernacle all through the night for this moment, which finds me once more at Thy Blessed Feet, that I may be consoled and strengthened by Thy presence. I have come, dear Lord, to adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love, with a heart full of thanks to Thee for abiding with us ‘all days’. I thank Thee, in particular, for having protected and preserved me during the past night, and for having given me another day to labour for Thy greater honour and glory, for the good of my neighbour, and for my own sanctification and salvation. In reparation for all the sufferings Thy Sacred Heart endures in the Blessed Sacrament, I offer Thee the adoration and praise of all the just on earth, of all the Angels and Saints in Heaven, and especially of Thy Blessed Mother. I offer Thee my heart, my soul, my body, and all that I have. My whole being shall be consecrated to Thy service. Deign to make me obedient, modest, humble, patient, kind, and magnanimous in my conduct toward others; draw me to Thee in ever closer union with Thy loving, Sacred Heart; make me resigned to Thy Holy Will, and grant that I may be found worthy one day of that reward which Thou hast promised to those who love and serve Thee faithfully on earth. Give me Thy grace, that I may become a Saint. O stay with me, dearest Jesus, my good Lord and Master, till the evening of my life. Pardon me all my sins; I am very sorry that I have offended Thee, because Thou art infinitely good; I love Thee truly with my whole heart; let me not be separated from Thee, and when death comes, say to me: ‘Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord’. Amen.

O Sacrament most holy! O Sacrament divine!
All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.