A Special Prayer designed for the Blessing of the Sacrament
When there is no Sacrament...
Lord God, on the day before He suffered, Your Son, in His
unfailing mercy and love, graciously instituted for us His holy
Supper. Although we cannot now receive in our mouths His true body and blood, still we beg You to stir up our minds and hearts to a salutary remembrance of His benefits. Grant that by faith we may spiritually partake of Him as we recall the Words of His new and eternal Testament. For He promised us: “This is my body, which is given for you” and “this cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you, for the forgiveness of sins.”
Grant us ever to rejoice in how Your Son once offered Himself
upon the altar of the cross in our place—a Ransom pure, holy,
and undefiled. Fill us now with His blood-bought forgiveness and pour every heavenly benediction and grace upon everyone who devoutly remembers this day His holy sacrifice. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His Kingdom which has no end.